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

  • Hidden Scar surgery hides marks, reminders of breast cancer

    Hidden Scar surgery hides marks, reminders of breast cancer

    When Tami Weeks was diagnosed with breast cancer, survival was the only thing that mattered to the Westminster resident. “I’m 59 years old, so if she had said we’re doing a bilateral mastectomy, it would have been fine,” Weeks said of her doctor. Looks “seemed like something that would be important...

  • Pumpkin spice: seasonal scent may not bring holiday cheer to everyone

    Pumpkin spice: seasonal scent may not bring holiday cheer to everyone

    Pumpkin spice -- delightful seasonal scent or health threat? The proliferation of pumpkin spice products may indicate the pie-inspired cinninmon-nutmeg-ginger-clove mixture is a good thing. But the science is less certain. An air freshener likely puffing out a chemical blend caused a brief scare...

  • 125 years later, Von Paris is still on the move

    125 years later, Von Paris is still on the move

    It was 1892 when a young German immigrant named Eligius von Paris acquired a horse and cart and began hauling home goods for other immigrants who landed in Highlandtown and went to work in Baltimore’s breweries. Eventually the horses were put out to pasture, but the business — now known as Von...

  • Maryland health exchange opens website for browsing plans

    Maryland health exchange opens website for browsing plans

    With consumers facing a shorter period to enroll in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, Maryland health exchange officials have opened their online marketplace so residents can get an early look at the costs of plans, which are expected to be higher this year. Open enrollment starts...

  • Nine-year-old girl among four shot in Baltimore

    Nine-year-old girl among four shot in Baltimore

    A 9-year-old girl was shot in the foot Friday evening in Cherry Hill, an apparent victim of nearby violence, Baltimore police reported. Police said they responded to a call in the 1000 block of Slater Road for a shooting just before 8 p.m. and discovered the girl. Medics took her to an area hospital...

  • Woman sentenced for theft after Ellicott City flood

    Woman sentenced for theft after Ellicott City flood

    A 35-year-old Taneytown woman was sentenced this week to 30 days in jail for theft of more than $6,200 of jewelry from an Ellicott City antiques shop that flooded in July 2016, according to the Howard County state’s attorney’s office. Melissa Lynn Poole of the 4000 block of Baptist Road entered...

  • One in four Arundel shops sold tobacco to minors during sting

    One in four Arundel shops sold tobacco to minors during sting

    The Anne Arundel County Department of Health and local law enforcement officials caught nearly one in four retailers selling tobacco products to minors during a recent sting operation. The officials visited nearly 260 merchants from Jan. 1 to June 30, and 60 stores sold the products illegally to...

  • Hogan directs Maryland National Guard to aid Puerto Rico in hurricane recovery

    Hogan directs Maryland National Guard to aid Puerto Rico in hurricane recovery

    Gov. Larry Hogan is sending a 26-member unit of the Maryland National Guard to Puerto Rico to aid in the recovery from Hurricane Maria. Hogan said the effort stems from a call from Ricardo Rossello, governor of Puerto Rico, which has been without basics including power and sufficient clean water...

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