Jeremy Olson | Star Tribune

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.

U medical student's research renews focus on Gulf War illness

Dr. Nicole Baldwin will present her findings at the Minneapolis VA on Thursday.

Twin Cities nurses stress workplace safety in contract talks with hospitals

Contracts expire May 31, with only modest progress in labor negotiations.

Health costs surge for Minnesota employers, employees

Employers' money-saving strategies have run their course, a study suggests.

We're not all Tiger: State doctors say spine surgery isn't for everyone

The contradiction between Tiger Woods' success and efforts to limit fusion surgery — at least as a first-choice option for low-back pain — reflects one of the great tensions in American medicine.

U leads national study on education's link to dementia

Researchers will contact 25,000 people who were originally part of U.S. Department of Education surveys in the 1960s and 1970s.

$10M gift will help Hennepin Healthcare target anxiety, depression among new mothers

With foundation's support, Hennepin Healthcare will open a perinatal mental health facility.

Minnesota's rural hospitals are barely hanging on — for now

Across the country, 104 small-town hospitals have closed since 2010, raising concerns that rural Americans are losing access to critical services. The billion-dollar question — literally, considering the economic impact of rural hospitals — is whether Minnesota has managed to insulate itself.

Mayo researchers find states sometimes invalidate pregnant women's medical directives

Twenty-five states would continue life support in incapacitated pregnant women, in some cases regardless of whether their babies are likely to be saved, researchers found.

Minnesota's premature death toll is over twice as high in poor, minority areas

Minnesota outperforms other states in preventive medical care, but lagged in its poorest and most diverse regions.

Syphilis cases in babies alarm Minnesota health authorities

Amid signs of progress in preventing sexually transmitted diseases, state health officials were alarmed by a small spike in cases of congenital syphilis in fetuses and newborn babies.