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

  • 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...

  • Hopkins joins gene cloning project to advance medicine development

    Hopkins joins gene cloning project to advance medicine development

    Scientists at Johns Hopkins, Rutgers and Harvard universities, as well as the University of Trento in Italy, have created a new technique that allows thousands of genes in a DNA sequence to be cloned at once. Researchers hope the advance in gene cloning will allow them to more quickly identify markers...

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