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

  • Nasal spray flu vaccine may be back next season

    Nasal spray flu vaccine may be back next season

    The nasal spray version of the flu vaccine, popular with children but largely unavailable this season due to questions about its effectiveness, is likely to return next fall. That could increase the number of children who get vaccinated and at least partially protected from the flu virus, which...

  • Mercy Medical Center begins knocking down Calvert Street rowhouses for parking

    Mercy Medical Center begins knocking down Calvert Street rowhouses for parking

    Mercy Medical Center has begun demolishing a strip of commercial rowhouses in the 300 block of Calvert Street across from the new hospital building and plans in the short term to use the space for parking, hospital officials said Thursday. The buildings have supported multiple commercial tenants...

  • Verizon Wireless to open offices in Annapolis Junction Town Center

    Verizon Wireless to open offices in Annapolis Junction Town Center

    Verizon Wireless has signed a lease for more than half of a new 100,000-square-foot office building in the Annapolis Junction Town Center, St. John Properties announced Wednesday. St. John is developing the mixed-used complex along with Somerset Construction Co. Verizon Wireless will take about...

  • State employees left out of expanded contraception access under new Maryland law

    State employees left out of expanded contraception access under new Maryland law

    When a new state law went into effect this year expanding access to contraception, it left out a big swath of Marylanders — those who work for the state. The state government — and many other large employers — were exempt from the law that went into effect Jan. 1. “I was really surprised to learn...

  • Maryland Medicaid program bans some drug testing due to costs

    Maryland Medicaid program bans some drug testing due to costs

    Having spent tens of millions of dollars drug testing people in addiction treatment for the past two years, Maryland Medicaid officials banned the most expensive screenings after determining they were unnecessary. Such drug screens are used to determine whether patients are misusing legal or illegal...

  • Merritt Properties plans new office tower near the Canton waterfront

    Merritt Properties plans new office tower near the Canton waterfront

    Baltimore developer Merritt Properties plans to build a 20-story office tower in Canton that will continue the transformation of the area’s industrial waterfront. Merritt and its architects showed preliminary plans Thursday for what would be a $70 million building fronting Boston Street, the thoroughfare...

  • Florida firm buys Inner Harbor office building

    Florida firm buys Inner Harbor office building

    A Florida-based real estate firm announced Wednesday that it acquired the 500 East Pratt Street office building across from the National Aquarium in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor for $60 million. Morning Calm Management, a Boca Raton, Fla.-based real estate investment and management company, said it...

  • NIH funding fewer clinical trials, Johns Hopkins study shows

    NIH funding fewer clinical trials, Johns Hopkins study shows

    The National Institutes of Health has been funding fewer clinical trials in recent years, according to new Johns Hopkins University research. Such studies, necessary for government approval of new treatments, are conducted on humans to test the safety and effectiveness of medicines and other therapies...

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