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).


U tests experimental diabetes transplant treatment

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have studied everything from human organ donors to specially grown pigs as sources of insulin-producing islet cells for people…


U doctor performs brain surgery through a pencil-sized incision

The brain surgery last month was the first in Minnesota to use a system called ClearPoint.


Flu cases spike as Minnesota enters peak season

An increase in influenza-related hospitalizations, and the first pediatric death, suggest a rough flu season ahead.


Despite progress, ethnic health disparities persist in Minnesota

Hispanics, Indians, Somali natives still trail in screenings such as colonoscopies.


Minnesota medical students want updated teaching on opioids

Better training could help the next generation of physicians avoid the problem.


Minnesota marijuana advocates react to federal pot policy

A memo removing legal cover from states with marijuana legalization laws is unlikely to hurt Minnesota's medical cannabis system, some advocates say.


Mary Lee Enfield, who championed an approach to dyslexia that was adopted nationally, dies at 85

Mary Lee Enfield was a compassionate teacher of children with learning disabilities who prompted the state of Minnesota to become one of the first in…


U tests new transplant treatment for Type 1 diabetes

A leader in transplants of donor islet cells, the University of Minnesota is among first to test new 'off the shelf' source that could accelerate type 1 diabetes treatment.


Potential donors' empty pledges frustrate patients and officials

As a result, the National Marrow Donor Program next year is revamping the way it recruits donors for its Minneapolis-based registry Be the Match.


HCMC is going green with surgery lighting

Outpatient surgery rooms in Hennepin County Medical Center's new $160 million facility, which opens in March across the street from the hospital, feature LED ceiling lights that go from standard white to green.