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Andrea K. McDaniels


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

  • Don't ignore foot problems in children, doctor says

    Don't ignore foot problems in children, doctor says

    Many children suffer from foot problems that often go undiagnosed. There are many symptoms parents can watch for, says Dr. Bradley Lamm, a Baltimore-area foot and ankle surgeon and fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons. Many parents think children can outgrow foot problems, but...

  • Moms who lose babies often suffer alone

    Moms who lose babies often suffer alone

    When Desha Thomas lost her baby at 22 weeks, she felt alone and overcome by grief. Once-supportive friends and family, who had cooed over her growing belly, stopped asking about her pregnancy.