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

  • FDA commissioner promotes effort to reduce nicotine in cigarettes to Baltimore audience

    FDA commissioner promotes effort to reduce nicotine in cigarettes to Baltimore audience

    The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has a bold proposal to get people to quit smoking — reduce nicotine in cigarettes to nonaddictive levels. Dr. Scott Gottlieb, who promoted his plan Thursday at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, first announced his intention over...

  • Maryland health department reports first flu cases of the season

    Maryland health department reports first flu cases of the season

    The state’s first seasonal flu cases have been confirmed in three adults in the Baltimore area, the Maryland Department of Health said this morning. One of the people stricken was hospitalized and released. The health department did not release other details about the people who were diagnosed....

  • New website will let Maryland consumers compare hospital rates for the first time

    New website will let Maryland consumers compare hospital rates for the first time

    A knee replacement at Medstar Harbor Hospital will cost a patient $37,225 on average, while the same procedure at University of Maryland Shore Medical System at Easton costs $22,687. Patients will pay $20,010 on average for a hysterectomy at Johns Hopkins Hospital but only $11,691 to have it done...

  • Shock Trauma head talks violence and injury to Baltimore business group

    Shock Trauma head talks violence and injury to Baltimore business group

    The head of the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center said Wednesday that Baltimore has the medical facilities to handle a tragedy such as the mass shooting in Las Vegas earlier this month. But Dr. Thomas M. Scalea, also a professor of trauma at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, said...

  • End of Obamacare subsidies creates an uproar

    End of Obamacare subsidies creates an uproar

    The Trump Administration’s decision to eliminate the federal subsidies that help low-income people pay out-of-pocket expenses under Obamacare created an uproar Friday among health care advocates and others worried it could severely undermine the health insurance program. The administration’s decision...

  • Baltimore native and labor activist named MacArthur Fellow

    Baltimore native and labor activist named MacArthur Fellow

    Baltimore native and labor activist Greg Asbed has been named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow, the so-called genius grant given annually to exceptionally talented people in a wide range of fields. The honor comes with a $625,000 award that winners can use to advance their work and causes. Asbed was one...

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