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Meredith Cohn

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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

  • Baltimore Sun building is sold to local firm

    Baltimore Sun building is sold to local firm

    The Calvert Street property leased by The Baltimore Sun and a neighboring parking garage have been sold to the Baltimore-based real estate investment and management firm Atapco Properties. The deal has been in the works for months, as the Chicago-based Tribune Media, which owned the buildings, sought...

  • Legg Mason launches two socially minded funds

    Legg Mason launches two socially minded funds

    Legg Mason announced Tuesday that its ClearBridge Investments unit in New York has launched two new exchange-traded investment funds focused on environmental, social and governance, or ESG, issues. Both funds will be actively by ClearBridge, one of the investment advisories owned by Baltimore-based...

  • Advocates criticize 'Everything, Everything' movie for misinforming public on immune disorders

    Advocates criticize 'Everything, Everything' movie for misinforming public on immune disorders

    Not again, thought Marcia Boyle when she heard a film was opening Friday called "Everything, Everything" about a teen girl prevented by an illness from leaving the "hermetically sealed environment within her house." The illness the movie features is severe combined immune deficiency, or SCID, but...

  • Maryland health exchange gets new leadership

    Maryland health exchange gets new leadership

    Jonathan Kromm, acting executive director of the state's health exchange, is leaving the quasi-governmental state agency for a position at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the state's largest insurer. The exchange, a health insurance marketplace, has not had a permanent director since September...

  • Researchers see a path to end HIV epidemic

    Researchers see a path to end HIV epidemic

    With a sustained emphasis on prevention, detection and treatment, the nation's HIV epidemic could reach the beginning of the end in 2025, according to new projections from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. That's the year...

  • Valuable nutrients are lost when food is tossed, Hopkins study finds

    Valuable nutrients are lost when food is tossed, Hopkins study finds

    Americans waste as much as 40 percent of the available food every year across the country and much of it is nutritious, representing a missed opportunity to improve people's diets and prevent hunger, say researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for a Livable Future....

  • Sinai Hospital taps one of its own as president

    Sinai Hospital taps one of its own as president

    If not for the accent, it would be easy to mistake Dr. Jonathan Ringo for a hometown boy. Sinai Hospital of Baltimore's recently named president and chief operating officer has extensive local ties. His wife, mother-in-law and five of his six children were born at Sinai and he did his medical training...

  • BGE plans to test system that reduces strain on electric grid

    BGE said it planned a test Friday of the system it uses to reduce strain on the electric grid and prevent outages from periods of peak electricity usage. The program, called PeakRewards, allows customers to sign up for credits of up to $100 on their bills for allowing the company to interrupt power...

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