Jeremy Olson | Star Tribune
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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.


Richfield teen fights back from rare, polio-like disorder

Kanani Ali hopes her recovery from acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, will inspire other afflicted kids.


Telemedicine in reverse: Rural Minn. doctors exporting their craft

Telemedicine isn't just a one-way street from the cities to the sticks.


Telemedicine in Minnesota has increased sevenfold in 5 years

More Minnesotans are connecting with their doctors electronically.


Minnesota medical marijuana expanding to add Alzheimer's

The Minnesota Department of Health is adding the degenerative neurological disorder to its cannabis program, which includes cancer pain, epileptic seizures, PTSD and autism. Research is limited, but findings suggest that cannabis inhibits the formation of proteins linked to memory loss and dementia.


Fairview offers new strategy on workplace stress and mental health

Health system is cutting out the middleman with direct-to-employer access to therapists.


Fargo doctor sanctioned in Minnesota after misusing surgical tool

Minnesota board tells retired OB-GYN to undergo training after spreading cancerous tissue.


Minnesota clinics report sharp slowdown in medical spending growth

Clinics worked to control costs, but wide variations in prices were found.


Diabetes hits young adults harder, state report finds

It suggests that health officials may need to rethink the state's diabetes support programs, which tend to target people 45 or older.


For Mayo scientist, spinal-injury research is personal

Fueled by the lack of research, Peter Grahn turned his life's focus toward rehabilitative medicine.


Osteopathic school still planned for rural Minnesota

Leaders of the proposed Minnesota College of Osteopathic Medicine in Gaylord, Minn., have taken key steps this year to advance the project.