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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

  • UMMC to open 10-story outpatient center at midtown campus

    UMMC to open 10-story outpatient center at midtown campus

    The University of Maryland Medical Center announced Wednesday it has received regulatory approval to build a new outpatient center that will focus on chronic disease management and community health at its Midtown campus in Baltimore. Construction of the 10-story, 200,000-square-foot center to be...

  • Henrietta Lacks family divided over HBO movie

    Henrietta Lacks family divided over HBO movie

    A day after the eldest son of Henrietta Lacks admonished HBO for an upcoming movie about his mother and the use of her cells, a second son threw his support behind the drama starring Oprah Winfrey that will air next month. David Lacks Sr. was among a group of family members who issued a statement...

  • New Baltimore wellness center works to reduce stigma of mental illness

    New Baltimore wellness center works to reduce stigma of mental illness

    Patients who receive mental health counseling at the new Simon Life and Wellness Center in Baltimore lie on white leather sofas with faux suede and fur pillows. Abstract art in warm hues adorns the walls and colorful flowers pop against the modern white interior design. It's not the typical decor...

  • Health commissioner Wen talks about her pregnancy

    Health commissioner Wen talks about her pregnancy

    Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen thought she was doing a good job keeping her secret. But when she recently revealed to her staff that she was expecting a baby in August, one colleague responded: "I figured that out when I saw you turn three different colors in 20 minutes." Yes, it's...

  • The signs of heart disease

    The signs of heart disease

    Heart attack is the leading killer in the United States, and one-third of its victims die with the disease undiagnosed. Dr. Stephen Pollock, a cardiologist at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, talks about the best ways to detect, prevent and treat heart disease. Pollock himself...

  • More female competitors join the sport of weightlifting

    More female competitors join the sport of weightlifting

    Kiara Forman reaches down, grabs the barbell and looks intently in front of her as she mentally prepares for what is about to come. The 26-year-old pokes her lip out, lets out a barely audible grunt and heaves 71 kilograms (more than 156 pounds) over her head. She lifts a little too quickly, loses...

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