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Andrea K. McDaniels

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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

  • Johns Hopkins students create high-heeled prosthetic

    Johns Hopkins students create high-heeled prosthetic

    Angela Manning lost her left leg to diabetic vascular disease but it didn't stop her from wearing chunky, colorful, attention-grabbing high heels. "I just ordered five pairs... and they are gorgeous," the former corrections officer said. "I love my heels." Manning, 52, only wears heels when sitting...

  • CareFirst revises request, seeks higher rate increase

    CareFirst revises request, seeks higher rate increase

    CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield said Wednesday that rate increases it requested from the Maryland Insurance Commission earlier this year are not enough to cover costs for its exchange-based plans and that it needs even larger ones. The state's largest insurer asked the commission in May to allow...

  • Tips for staying hydrated beyond drinking water

    Tips for staying hydrated beyond drinking water

    Does this summer's heat have you feeling a little thirsty? You are in good company. People are more likely to get dehydrated in the summer, said Elisabeth D'Alto, the retail dietitian for ShopRite Timonium. She shares the ways people can make sure they get enough fluids — and not just by drinking...

  • Marie DeRito, Kent Fisher Furs owner, dies

    Marie DeRito, Kent Fisher Furs owner, dies

    Marie DeRito, the owner of Kent Fisher Furs, died of congestive heart failure and complications of cancer Thursday at her Mays Chapel home. She was 88. Born in Palermo, Sicily, and the oldest of five children, she moved to the Baltimore area with her family when she was 2 years old. She grew up...

  • Man shot in Charles North Saturday

    Man shot in Charles North Saturday

    A man was shot in Charles North mid-morning Saturday, Baltimore police said. At about 10:39 a.m., police found a 34-year-old male suffering from gunshot wounds in the unit block of W. 20th Street in the Station North arts district. The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment, police...

  • Marylanders grapple with oppressive heat in Baltimore

    Marylanders grapple with oppressive heat in Baltimore

    Markus Addison had to adjust his strategy a bit while competing in a tennis tournament at Druid Hill Park in Saturday's oppressive heat. He couldn't swing as hard, or he would get worn out too fast. So he tried to tire his opponent out with strategic hits, making them run around more. The strategy...

  • Rash of break-ins hits city health clinic

    Rash of break-ins hits city health clinic

    A city health clinic was broken into a third time in two weeks last night, leaving city officials frustrated and employees of the facility unnerved. No patient files or drugs were stolen during the incidents at Eastern Health Clinic, where foot patrols by private security and Baltimore police officers...

  • People with history of skin cancer still getting sunburned, study finds

    People with history of skin cancer still getting sunburned, study finds

    You might think people with a history of nonmelanoma skin cancer would be extra cautious about protecting themselves from the sun. But recent research by Johns Hopkins scientists found that they are getting risky sunburns at the same rate as those who have never had skin cancer. The researchers...

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