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

  • CVS opens first Maryland hearing center

    CVS opens first Maryland hearing center

    CVS Pharmacy opened its first Maryland hearing center in an Ellicott City store, as part of the drug store chain’s move to capture more health related business in its retail outlets. The store, which sells and services hearing aids, is staffed by audiologists and can provide hearing screenings...

  • Students will be offered flu shots, not nasal spray, again this year

    Students will be offered flu shots, not nasal spray, again this year

    The push to get children vaccinated against the flu will soon begin in earnest, but for the second year in a row the kids will have to endure a shot instead of the painless nasal spray most prefer. The spray, FluMist, was deemed so ineffective by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

  • Can a pinworm drug help brain cancer patients like John McCain?

    Can a pinworm drug help brain cancer patients like John McCain?

    Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer called a glioblastoma, and his office said he’s exploring treatment options. For now, those are slim, but there are a few promising therapies in the works, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers....

  • Counties expand needle exchange programs to protect public health

    Counties expand needle exchange programs to protect public health

    Needle exchange programs for drug users could be coming to six counties across the state, including Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties, as state health officials work with local leaders to stop the spread of infectious diseases in the face of the heroin epidemic. The efforts are being lead locally...

  • Uncertainty in Washington driving up health insurance rates, insurers say

    Uncertainty in Washington driving up health insurance rates, insurers say

    Two Maryland health insurance companies defended hefty rate increases they were seeking for insurance plans offered on the state’s exchange under Obamacare in part by citing the uncertainty in Washington over the law’s future. Representatives of both Evergreen Health and Kaiser Health Plan of the...

  • Perdue makes first report on animal welfare efforts

    Perdue makes first report on animal welfare efforts

    Leaders at Salisbury-based Perdue Farms said they have made progress in their effort to improve the lives of their birds. Perdue announced plans a year ago to change how it breeds, raises and slaughters its chickens and released the first annual report about it Monday. Jim Perdue, company chairman,...

  • University of Maryland School of Pharmacy takes on training for medical marijuana

    University of Maryland School of Pharmacy takes on training for medical marijuana

    The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is offering training to prepare prospective workers for the medical marijuana industry. The move puts the Baltimore school in league with a few other universities, including the pharmacology department at the University of Vermont College of Medicine,...

  • CDC finds uneven progress on reducing reliance on addictive opioids

    CDC finds uneven progress on reducing reliance on addictive opioids

    Fewer opioid painkillers are being prescribed to patients in half of U.S. counties, including most in Maryland, in recent years, but the amount remains three times what it was in 1999, according to new figures released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC and...

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