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Jeremy Olson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter covering health care for the Star Tribune. Trained in investigative and computer-assisted reporting, Olson has covered politics, social services, and family issues.

A University of St. Thomas graduate, Olson completed fellowships at the Kaiser Family Foundation, Poynter Institute and New York Times. Honors include a Premack Public Affairs award for scrutinizing a schizophrenia drug trial, a SABEW award for uncovering abuses of meatpackers, and a Casey Medal for examining deaths in foster care. His Pulitzer-winning series on child care led to a decline in child deaths. Olson and his family live in Edina.


University of Minnesota will study music's healing power on preemies

The study is a collaboration with researchers from the U's schools of music, public health and engineering


Minnesota medical board reinstates sanctions on controversial Lyme disease treatment

Research suggests long-term antibiotics are no better than short term.


Doctors use improv to combat burnout, build listening skills

The training exercise was the first created by HealthPartners and hosted by the Brave New Workshop comedy theater, but it is part of a national movement in response to studies showing that poor communication is worsening everything from doctor burnout to misdiagnosis.


Map of hypertension hot spots in Minnesota reveals surprises

As many as three in 10 Minnesotans have had the condition diagnosed, and many more have it without knowing it.


New east metro program gets addicts the help they need, when and where they need it

Clinicians were missing the brief window of time when people often seek help for drinking or drugs


Plasma chain faces second complaint over gender-ID discrimination

Minnesota lawsuit against national plasma collection firm now seeks compensation for people denied donation opportunities.


Health care spending was up sharply in Minnesota last year

State's total cost of care increased in 2018, but clinics vary in how much they charge.


Mayo studying why some patients suffer complications after bariatric surgery

As many as 36% of patients regain weight within five years of their procedure, and as many as 70% suffer complications.


Pilot by Minn. nonprofit helps patients manage cost of cancer care

Angel Foundation hopes others imitate test project.


Robert 'BJ' Johnson, St. Olaf music manager, dies at 71

He leaves a legacy as an innovator who helped elevate St. Olaf's concert groups on an international stage.