Jeremy Olson | Star Tribune
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Jeremy Olson's coverage has taken him from a medical helicopter as it lifted a sick baby out of Sleepy Eye, to an operating room in St. Paul where doctors raced to treat a heart attack, to a living room in Minneapolis where an old man died on his own terms. He seeks to demystify the delivery, politics and business of health care in an era in which consumers are expected to make more of their own medical decisions. The University of St. Thomas graduate has been a reporter since 1995 and earned the Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting (2013), the Frank Premack Public Affairs Journalism Award (2009), and the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism (2005).


Minn. hospital finds success in opioid fight with focus on mothers

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How to survive a 250-day flight to Mars? Mayo tests an answer

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Breast-feeding may not raise child's IQ, but it still has other benefits

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Union lawsuit contests layoffs at Hennepin County Medical Center

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