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Andrea K. McDaniels

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Andrea K. McDaniels is an award winning health and medicine reporter at The Baltimore Sun, where she writes about the latest medical advances. She has also covered minority and small business, manufacturing, retail and marketing since coming to the newspaper in 2001. A native of Virginia, McDaniels moved around a lot as a kid. She has lived in Baltimore longer than anywhere else in life. She has a fascination with fitness, diseases, medicine and other health-related topics. An exercise fanatic, she's probably tried just about every fitness activity there is. Her favorites are running, hot yoga and kickboxing. Before coming to The Sun she worked the Charlotte Observer and The New York Times.

Recent Articles

  • Drug to treat parasites, liver disease shows promise for Zika

    Drug to treat parasites, liver disease shows promise for Zika

    As researchers around the world scramble to develop a vaccine to treat Zika, a group of Johns Hopkins scientists have found three existing drugs that show promise in treating the disease. A team from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine joined researchers from Florida State University...

  • Some hope virtual colonoscopies lead to more cancer screening

    Some hope virtual colonoscopies lead to more cancer screening

    Cynthia Bledsoe let her 50th birthday pass without getting the colonoscopy recommended for adults her age. Like many people, she was wary of the procedure that checks for colorectal cancer, and she avoided having it done for nearly four years. Then last year, she asked her physician at Johns Hopkins...

  • Chase Brexton employees vote to form a union

    Chase Brexton employees vote to form a union

    Chase Brexton Health Care workers troubled over what they say are longer work days, heavy patient loads and the elimination of crucial staff training programs voted overwhelmingly Thursday to form a union. The final vote was 87-9 after 15 votes were challenged and not counted, according to leaders...

  • Growing research finds psychedelics effective in treating disease

    Growing research finds psychedelics effective in treating disease

    Gordon McGlothlin, who took his first puff at age 12 behind his family's garage, tried to quit smoking for years, but no cessation technique worked until he used a psychedelic drug. Researchers with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine gave the 69-year-old a derivative of psychedelic...

  • Pediatricians can help identify suicidal teens

    Pediatricians can help identify suicidal teens

    The American Academy of Pediatrics recently updated guidelines advising pediatricians how to identify and help teenagers at risk for suicide. The group wants pediatricians to screen patients for suicidal thoughts and risk factors for suicide, such as bullying. Dr. Kim Cass, chair of pediatrics...

  • Maryland boy who got double hand transplant can throw a football, write with pencil, do other routine tasks

    Maryland boy who got double hand transplant can throw a football, write with pencil, do other routine tasks

    Zion Harvey once dreamed of throwing a football like Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. But it was just a dream for the Owings Mills boy whose hands and feet were amputated at age 2 after a sepsis infection caused him to develop gangrene. Today, not only can Zion hurl a football, but he recently pitched...

  • Chase Brexton files complaint against labor union

    Chase Brexton files complaint against labor union

    The board of directors at Chase Brexton Health Care has asked the National Labor Relations Board to postpone a vote by employees seeking to join a union. The move is the latest volley in an increasingly acrimonious labor dispute between the leadership of the chain of community health care centers...

  • Baltimore elected officials join outcry over Chase Brexton firings

    Baltimore elected officials join outcry over Chase Brexton firings

    Some Baltimore elected officials are expressing concern about the firing of five workers from Chase Brexton Health Care during a labor dispute, saying they are worried the dismissals threaten the well-being of hundreds of vulnerable patients. "Many of the patients are upset — they no longer have...

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