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).


Minnesota hospitals report increase in preventable errors

"Never events" such as surgeries on wrong body part occurred despite prevention efforts.


Chasing a better flu vaccine, with science and guesswork

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When doctors get it wrong, there are clues, U study says

University of Minnesota is at the forefront in national efforts to track and prevent misdiagnoses.


First days in child care are riskiest for babies, Minn. records show

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Minnesota vaccination activists now are seeking political allies

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With adaptive sports, Gillette helps kids buck disabilities

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