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Andrea K. McDaniels

Writer

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

  • State sets new health goals
    State sets new health goals

    The state health department Wednesday announced three new goals to help improve the health of Marylanders, including increasing the percentage of adults with a primary care provider and reducing emergency room visits by the uninsured and those with dental problems.

  • Bad shoes not the main factor in bunions
    Bad shoes not the main factor in bunions

    Think those fancy, too-small shoes with the pointy toes caused that bunion? Genetics probably paid a bigger role, says Scott E. Woodburn, a fellow of the of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, who practices in Maryland. That is just one of the misconceptions people have about bunions,...

  • UM nursing school gets biggest gift ever
    UM nursing school gets biggest gift ever

    The University of Maryland School of Nursing announced this week it has received its largest donation ever, $5.24 million it will use to expand enrollment in its traditional bachelor's degree program.

  • Adults with autism find few services after school ends
    Adults with autism find few services after school ends

    Susan Watkins said her days were filled with anxiety because her autistic son is about to age out of the education system and will lose many of the services he had received as a child. Susan and husband Tim were looking for an adult program with no luck.

  • Headaches for some taxpayers under the Affordable Care Act
    Headaches for some taxpayers under the Affordable Care Act

    Vadim Jigoulov and his wife were hoping for a small tax refund after the birth of their second child. Instead they owe the federal government more than $2,000 related to subsidies they received to help them buy health insurance under Obamacare.

  • Volunteer fire departments looking for recruits
    Volunteer fire departments looking for recruits

    The firefighters and paramedics who make up the ranks of the state's volunteer departments often share a similar story of how they were drawn to the job.

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