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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

  • Baltimore braces for spread of mosquito-borne Zika

    Baltimore braces for spread of mosquito-borne Zika

    As mosquito season nears, the heads of Baltimore's departments of health, housing and public works unveiled efforts Tuesday to help prevent mosquito-borne illnesses, including Zika, which can lead to birth defects. Led by Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen, city officials outlined plans to try and...

  • More participation in clinical trials by seniors may improve health outcomes

    More participation in clinical trials by seniors may improve health outcomes

    Twice a day for 90 minutes, Margaret Friesl straps on a device that shoots electromagnetic pulses into her knee. The 72-year-old is using the device as part of a research study at The Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics at LifeBridge Health. Doctors want to determine if using the pulses to...

  • Health officials issue warning after measles case reported in D.C.

    Health officials issue warning after measles case reported in D.C.

    A patient who contracted measles overseas, but wasn't diagnosed until days after coming to the United States, could have potentially exposed people to the disease, health officials said. The patient was admitted to Children's National Medical Center in Washington on May 13 and isolated before being...

  • Some lead tests inaccurate, health officials say

    Some lead tests inaccurate, health officials say

    State health officials are urging parents to check if their children need to be retested for lead in their blood after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control said this week that some tests were not accurate. The FDA said that some tests created by Magellan Diagnostics...

  • Main Street in Ellicott City may be closed until Saturday after water main break

    Main Street in Ellicott City may be closed until Saturday after water main break

    Crews have repaired and replaced most of a water main break that caused a sinkhole closed a section of Main Street in Ellicott City Wednesday, Howard County officials said. An 11-foot section of a 12-inch pipe was repaired by 5 p.m. and county officials said they expected to restore water "momentarily."...

  • Bariatric surgery has evolved over time

    Bariatric surgery has evolved over time

    Obesity is a growing problem in the United States and Americans have increasingly turned to surgery to help them lose weight. Nearly 200,000 people now get bariatric surgery each year. The procedures have improved and evolved over the last decade. Dr. Gustavo E. Bello, a bariatric surgeon for the...

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