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

  • Cord blood bank program struggling amid costs and declining usage

    Cord blood bank program struggling amid costs and declining usage

    When Laura Brinkley gave birth to a baby girl last August at Mercy Medical Center, she donated the blood from the umbilical cord in the hope that the stem cells it carried could treat someone with a debilitating disease such as leukemia or sickle-cell anemia. Deciding to donate was easy for Brinkley,...

  • Hospital presidents talk about health issues with business owners

    Hospital presidents talk about health issues with business owners

    Leading a major hospital in an era where health care is a political hot button means having to deal with constant change and uncertainty, the presidents of Baltimore’s two major medical centers told business leaders Wednesday. Dr. Mohan Suntha, speaking to members of the Greater Baltimore Committee,...

  • Sorority works to increase numbers of African Americans who can swim

    Sorority works to increase numbers of African Americans who can swim

    The children lined up along the side of the pool at the Gaffney Fitness Center at Fort Meade like ducks behind their mother. Volunteer coaches guided them into the water and ran through basic swimming techniques. The children ducked their faces underwater and blew bubbles, then kicked their way...

  • Number of people sickened at oyster event at Ocean City restaurant rises

    Number of people sickened at oyster event at Ocean City restaurant rises

    The number of people who got sick after attending a beer and oyster festival at Fager’s Island Restaurant in Ocean City earlier this month has risen to 164, but the cause of the outbreak is still unknown. Officials with The Maryland Department of Health said Tuesday that they will continue to work...

  • FBI: Man suspected of Towson area bank robberies dies in fire

    FBI: Man suspected of Towson area bank robberies dies in fire

    A man suspected of robbing four Baltimore County banks died in a fire during a standoff with law enforcement, according to the FBI. Members of the FBI Baltimore Violent Crimes Task Force tried to arrest the man, who was wanted for four robberies in the Towson area in the last two weeks, Sunday...

  • Man found shot in car on Sinclair Lane

    Man found shot in car on Sinclair Lane

    A 33-year-old man died at Johns Hopkins Hospital Sunday after Baltimore police found him sitting in a parked car suffering from gunshot wounds to the chest. They were called to the 2100 block of Sinclair Lane at about 8 p.m. and found the man sitting in the driver’s seat of a car. Detectives are...

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