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

  • UMBC and Johns Hopkins lead effort to extend viability of organs and body parts for transplant

    UMBC and Johns Hopkins lead effort to extend viability of organs and body parts for transplant

    When someone’s body parts are donated, it’s a life-or-death race against the clock as hearts, lungs, livers and hands rapidly deteriorate outside the body. A trio of engineering and transplant experts from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Johns Hopkins University are leading an...

  • University of Maryland researchers work on flu treatment

    University of Maryland researchers work on flu treatment

    Modern medicine doesn’t offer much to counter the misery brought on by the flu, but researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine say they are on to something promising. It’s a protein that not only may ease symptoms of influenza and save lives but protect against other nasty infections....

  • 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...

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