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 plant involved in HAZMAT incident is part of global chemical giant

    Baltimore plant involved in HAZMAT incident is part of global chemical giant

    The company whose plant sent a cloud of caustic acid over South Baltimore Monday is one of the world’s largest chemical companies, last year selling about $13 billion in products intended for everything from planes, cars and medical devices to materials for food and beauty products. The Baltimore...

  • University of Maryland pharmacy school cancels plans to train medical marijuana workers

    University of Maryland pharmacy school cancels plans to train medical marijuana workers

    Citing legal concerns, the University of Maryland’s School of Pharmacy has canceled plans to offer training for those who work in the medical marijuana industry, After consulting with the Maryland attorney general’s office, the university asked pharmacy school officials to cancel the classes, a...

  • Md. business forum casts a wary eye on Washington

    Md. business forum casts a wary eye on Washington

    A quarter of Maryland’s economy depends on federal spending, inextricably linking the state to actions that Congress and the Trump administration are now considering on health care, taxes and all other budget items, a trio of experts told local business leaders Thursday. “The hard reality is, what...

  • More patients cope with diagnosis of epilepsy

    More patients cope with diagnosis of epilepsy

    As he was growing up, Paul Shaffer sometimes froze in his tracks and felt like he was walking away from his body. He did not tell anyone about the sensation, which usually passed quickly: “Who would believe me?” It was not until he was in his 20s and convulsions knocked him out of his chair at...

  • Economic effects of back-to-back hurricanes range far from Texas and Florida

    Economic effects of back-to-back hurricanes range far from Texas and Florida

    Once Mick Arnold absorbed the depths of the devastation from Hurricane Harvey last month, his thoughts turned to plastic. Specifically, he worried about supplies of polyethylene, a common plastic used to make plastic wrap, trash bags and those air-filled pockets used to protect products shipped...

  • Maryland emergency doctors find new life-saving use in old machine

    Maryland emergency doctors find new life-saving use in old machine

    Slammed in the gut by a wrecking ball, the construction worker arrived at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in dire condition years ago. Doctors removed his devastated liver but he died before being matched with a new one, frustrating staff that longed for something to temporarily...

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