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The Baltimore Sun

Meredith Cohn

Writer

Meredith Cohn came to The Sun in 2000 to cover commercial real estate after nearly a decade covering politics and business. Most of her recent time, however, has been dedicated to health and medicine, following all the advances in research at local institutions and the launching of the state’s online health insurance exchange. A runner since junior high and a particular eater for almost as long, she tries to keep up on health and fitness trends.

Recent Articles

  • Health exchange extends open enrollment by a week

    Health exchange extends open enrollment by a week

    Open enrollment on the state's health insurance exchange has been extended five days because of the snowstorm that crippled the region and might have prevented consumers from seeking assistance, officials said Friday. The sign-up period had been scheduled to end Sunday but will stretch to midnight...

  • Cancer 'prehab' may provide better post-op outcomes

    Patients with head and neck cancer learn swallowing exercises. Those with breast cancer work on arm strength and range of motion, and prostate cancer sufferers build pelvic area muscles to control incontinence. These physical therapy exercises, all practiced before surgery, are the latest in rehabilitative...

  • Zika virus alarms public health authorities internationally

    Zika virus alarms public health authorities internationally

    U.S. and international health authorities are raising the alarm about a tropical disease spreading rapidly in Latin America and the Caribbean that they suspect is linked to a devastating brain disorder in babies. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization...

  • Surgeons repeat warnings about sticking hands in snowblowers

    When there's snow there are patients at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital's Curtis National Hand Center. Some come with traumatic fractures from falls, but many more have snowblower injuries. On Tuesday there were six snow-related patients, on top of several over the weekend when Baltimore was socked...

  • Hospital worker goes into labor while on duty during blizzard

    Hospital worker goes into labor while on duty during blizzard

    Megan Heller works weekends as a radiology tech at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, so when the weather called for blizzard conditions she packed a bag and headed in early. But she never showed up for her Saturday shift. Heller was pregnant and started to feel a little funny Friday night...

  • Court rules Hopkins wrongly rescinded job offer to deaf nurse

    Court rules Hopkins wrongly rescinded job offer to deaf nurse

    Johns Hopkins Hospital violated the federal Americans with Disabilities Act when officials rescinded a job offer to a deaf nurse after she requested a sign-language interpreter, a U.S. District Court judge ruled last week. Joseph B. Espo, a lawyer for the nurse, Lauren Searls, called it an "important...

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