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

  • Two shot in Baltimore; one dies on the scene

    Two shot in Baltimore; one dies on the scene

    Two men were shot Friday in Baltimore in separate incidents, leaving one dead and sending the other to the hospital. Police were called to the 800 block of Venable Avenue in Waverly about 6:30 p.m. and found a 49-year-old man who was shot in the hip and chin. He was taken to an area hospital for...

  • Afternoon snow clogs area roadways during rush hour

    Afternoon snow clogs area roadways during rush hour

    The light accumulation of snow Friday afternoon that began before the start of rush hour was enough to turn the Google traffic map into a tangle of bright red and orange, meaning there was a backup on just about every major thoroughfare from Washington through Baltimore, and up a good portion of...

  • Baltimore veterinarian charged with animal cruelty

    Baltimore veterinarian charged with animal cruelty

    A veterinarian at the Boston Street Animal Hospital has been charged with several counts of animal cruelty, Baltimore police reported. On Nov. 20, police detectives responded to complaints of abuse by Gregory Burbelo while he was working at the animal hospital, in the 2400 block of Boston Street....

  • Top patient safety expert, innovator of checklists, departs Johns Hopkins

    Top patient safety expert, innovator of checklists, departs Johns Hopkins

    Dr. Peter Pronovost, one of the nation’s top patient safety experts and advocates, is leaving Johns Hopkins Health System for a job at insurance giant UnitedHealthcare, he announced Thursday on Twitter. “A great opportunity to help improve care for millions,” tweeted Pronovost, currently Hopkins’...

  • CareFirst plans to help curb opioid addiction through grants, programs

    CareFirst plans to help curb opioid addiction through grants, programs

    After noticing a large uptick in claims for addiction treatment services, including expensive emergency room visits, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield administrators said Wednesday that the insurer was developing a comprehensive method of caring for its customers. The effort was announced by the state’s...

  • Maryland health exchange extends deadline to enroll in Obamacare

    Maryland health exchange extends deadline to enroll in Obamacare

    Marylanders seeking health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act will get an extra seven days to sign up, state officials plan to announce Wednesday. The new enrollment deadline is December 22 rather than Friday. The deadline was extended by a week to accommodate procrastinators and avoid...

  • Hopkins taps Duke executive to help head medical system

    Hopkins taps Duke executive to help head medical system

    Johns Hopkins Health System stepped outside its ranks and tapped Kevin W. Sowers, a nurse and career executive with the Duke University Health System, as the new president and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine. He will succeed Ronald R. Peterson, who is retiring at the end of January...

  • Medical marijuana finally available some places in Maryland

    Medical marijuana finally available some places in Maryland

    Just days after the first medical marijuana dispensaries opened in Maryland, limited supplies and technical difficulties mean little of the product is actually available. The state has licensed just 10 of an expected 102 dispensaries, and of those only six have opened — none in the Baltimore area,...

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