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

  • Baltimore police add crisis response team

    Baltimore police add crisis response team

    For the past six weeks, a Baltimore police officer has been taking a social worker on calls that involve people in the throes of a mental health crisis in an effort to calm situations that can easily move from tense to violent. The pair make up a crisis response team that has answered 85 calls...

  • Legg Mason earnings up for quarter

    Legg Mason earnings up for quarter

    Legg Mason reported a profit of $50.9 million for its first quarter, compared with $33.5 million in the same April- to-June period last year. Earnings per share rose to 52 cents from 31 cents a year ago, beating analysts expectations. The consensus analysts' expectation was 43 cents a share, according...

  • Amazon to hire 1,200 in Maryland, 50,000 across the country at fulfillment centers

    Amazon to hire 1,200 in Maryland, 50,000 across the country at fulfillment centers

    Amazon plans to hire 50,000 people across the country, including 1,200 in Maryland, to work in its fulfillment facilities, the company said Wednesday. The Seattle-based giant online shopping site will host a “jobs day” on Aug. 2 in Baltimore and nine other cities, offering tours and information...

  • Brands turn to loyal customers to serve as their ambassadors

    Brands turn to loyal customers to serve as their ambassadors

    When Lauren Seserko wanted to get back into shape after college about five years ago, she went to the running store near her home in Baltimore for good shoes, a training team and advice on items to help her go faster and farther. Now a seasoned marathoner, she’s worked to encourage and guide others...

  • 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...

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