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).


Having dogs in bedroom doesn't hurt your sleep quality, Mayo study says

The new Mayo Clinic study could have a big impact on sleep medicine, given that 43 million American homes have dogs.


Minnesota teen driving deaths plummet: Better drivers or fewer teens?

The trend seems to reflect more restrictive licensing laws and changes in teen interests and behavior.


HealthPartners, U will study the role of childhood stress in adult disease

A group of Minnesota families that tested an approach to preventing child obesity several years ago is being recruited for the new research.


Tragic death of Maple Grove mom steps up Minn. fight against sepsis

The condition, triggered by an overwhelming immune response to infection, was the primary cause of 439 deaths in Minnesota in 2015.


Hold that corn dog: Minnesota obesity is on the rise

After declining slightly between 2014 and 2015, the share of Minnesotans who describe themselves as obese edged up to an all-time high of 27.8 percent in 2016.


State Fair a destination for those in search of good health? You betcha

The University of Minnesota has unveiled a new research building where fairgoers can volunteer to participate in studies on anything from dentistry to memory loss.


Gut bacteria may play role in fighting MS, Mayo researcher says

Dr. Joseph Murray and colleagues from Mayo and the University of Iowa detailed that one of a series of poorly understood gut microbes known as Prevotella bacteria might inhibit the immune system's role in causing MS.


Mayo dispute with Albert Lea draws 'concern' from Dayton

Gov. Mark Dayton's administration expressed "serious concerns" Monday over Mayo Clinic's plan to remove key inpatient and obstetrics services from its hospital in Albert Lea,…


Mayo, U develop 'robocop' stem cells to fight cancer

The researchers say they're on the brink of a new era in cancer care.


Could insulin fight dementia in patients with Down syndrome?

Bloomington-based HealthPartners has launched a clinical trial to see if insulin, taken in inhaled doses, can stop the degenerative process. But it needs help.