Glenn Howatt | Star Tribune
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Glenn Howatt has been with the Star Tribune since 1990. In addition to covering health care, he served as the newspaper's data editor for several years.

Howatt is a recipient of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize and was named a Pulitzer finalist in 2015. A native of Chicago, he has master's degrees in urban geography and journalism. Howatt holds two master's degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: one in urban geography and the other in journalism. He is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Howatt previously worked at Minneapolis-St. Paul CityBusiness, now the Business Journal.


Tough choices over a pricey but effective drug for hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is one of the most common infectious diseases, with the potential to cause serious liver damage, so patients were thrilled when a set of revolutionary new medications became available five years ago.


Pet owners beware: Don't kiss that hedgehog

Salmonella outbreak from pets prompts warning.


Minnesota hospitals see spike in unpaid bills

It is the biggest jump since the Affordable Care Act took effect in 2013, according to a report released by the Minnesota Hospital Association.


MinnesotaCare for all? Lawmakers pitch a way to broaden health coverage

Proposals to expand MinnesotaCare face uphill fight in GOP-led Senate.


Affordable Care Act's fate worries many in Minn.

Breadth of 2010 health care law means many will be affected if it's struck down in the courts.


Heavy drinking, lack of vaccinations hurt state's health ranking

Minnesota hit No. 7 due to excessive drinking, obesity and lower rate of immunizations.


Holiday travel expected to bring more flu cases to Minnesota

The annual illness season in Minnesota has gotten off to a slow start, but that's likely to change.


New Trump rules for food stamps would mean changes in rural Minn.

Single adults in 30 Minnesota counties and on 11 American Indian reservations have been exempt from work requirements due to scarce jobs.


Preemie graduates from HCMC after 515-day hospital stay

Oliver Rodriguez-Ocampo's stay at the downtown Minneapolis hospital was the longest for a preemie for the past 18 years.


Meet Hal: A robot that helps train health workers for a crisis

Increasingly sophisticated simulators are on the front lines of health care workers' training.