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

  • 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...

  • MedStar Health names new president of Harbor Hospital

    MedStar Health names new president of Harbor Hospital

    Dr. Stuart M. Levine became president and chief medical officer at MedStar Harbor Hospital on Thursday, according to a statement from MedStar Health. Levine will also serve as senior vice president of MedStar Health, a 10-hospital system in Maryland and Washington, D.C. He succeeds Dennis Pullin,...

  • New federal, state efforts launched to help smokers quit

    New federal, state efforts launched to help smokers quit

    Julie Billian has heard it all before. Smoking is bad for her. It stinks up her clothes, her hair. It’s expensive. “I’ve been smoking since I was 13 years old,” said Billian, a 59-year-old nurse from Baltimore. “I understand. It’s not a question of intelligence.” Billian understands she’s addicted...

  • Ask the expert: Prescription card available to those without good coverage

    Ask the expert: Prescription card available to those without good coverage

    Even with a large increase in health insurance coverage in the state under the federal Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion, many people still find paying for prescriptions to be difficult. To keep consumers from having to choose between their needed medications and other necessities, MedChi,...

  • Maryland universities vow to defend 'dreamers' on campus

    Maryland universities vow to defend 'dreamers' on campus

    Since President Donald Trump announced an end to protections for immigrants brought to the United States as children on Tuesday, several Maryland universities have begun pushing back and pledging to explore ways to protect “dreamers” on their campuses. That includes not only advocacy for a legal...

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