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

  • Birthing centers provide alternative for expecting moms

    For expectant moms who don't want to deliver their babies in a hospital, birthing center are another option. Shaina French, is a certified nurse midwife with Anne Arundel Medical Group Bay Area Midwifery, a freestanding birth center located on the main hospital campus of Anne Arundel Medical Center,...

  • Swimmer dead after being airlifted from Prettyboy Reservoir

    Swimmer dead after being airlifted from Prettyboy Reservoir

    An adult has died after suffering from a cardiac arrest after being pulled from Prettyboy Reservoir in Baltimore County, Baltimore Environmental Police confirmed Sunday. Members of the Baltimore County Fire Department received a call about a possible drowning at the dam at 1:46 p.m. When they arrived,...

  • Man fatally stabbed in Baltimore County after being hit by car

    Man fatally stabbed in Baltimore County after being hit by car

    A man was hit Saturday by a car in the 7800 block of Liberty Road and then fatally stabbed by the driver, Baltimore County police said. Raphael M. Happy-Ikenwilo of the 4300-block of Glenmore Ave. was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead around 4 p.m. The driver of the car, who...

  • Police: Two killed, one shot in Baltimore overnight into Saturday morning

    Police: Two killed, one shot in Baltimore overnight into Saturday morning

    Baltimore police are investigating three shootings — two of them fatal — that occurred overnight and into Saturday morning. Around 11:45 p.m. Friday, officers were called to the 1600 block of Cliftview Ave. in East Baltimore for a report of a shooting, according to police. Officers found Devante...

  • Maryland school of alternative medicine to offer new naturopathic program

    Maryland school of alternative medicine to offer new naturopathic program

    The Maryland University of Integrative Health is establishing a school of naturopathic medicine and plans to admit the first students to the program next year. The school of naturopathic medicine will be the first in the mid-Atlantic region and one of only a handful of schools nationwide that operate...

  • Gallstones can cause complications during pregnancy

    Gallstones can cause complications during pregnancy

    Hormonal changes during pregnancy can make expectant mothers more prone to developing gallstones. While gallstones won’t hurt the fetus or complicate pregnancy, in some cases they may cause pain and discomfort for the mom, said Dr. Marcie Feinman, director of the surgical intensive care unit at...

  • Johns Hopkins Hospital moves up to No. 3 among U.S. hospitals

    Johns Hopkins Hospital moves up to No. 3 among U.S. hospitals

    Johns Hopkins Hospital moved up to third from fourth in the latest rankings of American hospitals by U.S. News and World Report, but fell short of reclaiming the top spot it once held for 22 years. The Mayo Clinic in Minnesota took the coveted No. 1 ranking in the assessment of hospitals released...

  • MedStar to open new regional orthopaedic center in Timonium

    MedStar to open new regional orthopaedic center in Timonium

    MedStar Health will open a new orthopaedic super center in Timonium Tuesday that will house several specialties in one building in order to provide patients more comprehensive care. The 46,000-square-foot building on Greenspring Dr. will offer medical services that include orthopaedics, spine,...

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