Jeremy Olson | Star Tribune
Reporter

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).


Opioid limits sought for Minn. prescribers to fight abuse

A state task force has set new limits on doctors who participate in the state's Medicaid program.


Antibiotic overuse is a risk in dentistry, too

Health authorities in Minnesota have been trying to reduce the spread of antibiotic-related germs by discouraging doctors from overprescribing the drugs — but new data…


Park Nicollet comes up short in first year of Medicare program

  Public debate over the federal Affordable Care Act has centered on the highly politicized efforts to insure all Americans, but its long-term success hinges…


Infant deaths linked to sleep positions

State health officials urge doctors and other health care providers to teach new parents.


Rare medical alliance boosts care in northwest metro

Two competitors — Allina and HealthPartners — joined forces and have successfully reduced hospital visits and cut health costs.


Federal audit finds hazards in adult foster homes in Minnesota

Federal audit finds vulnerable adults in state have access to knives, pellet guns, other possible hazards.


Should flu shots be mandatory for health workers? Jury is out

The evidence isn't strong enough, said Kris Ehresmann, who directs immunization programs for the Minnesota Department of Health.


Minnesota hunter who slipped from deer stand shares safety warning

A Cokato man is fortunate that his broken back didn't leave him paralyzed and wants others to learn from his story.


Heart stents fail to ease chest pain, landmark study says

The findings in the study of nonemergency chest pain contradict widespread assumptions that using the metal mesh tubes would allow patients to exercise more by providing better blood flow.


Price-fixing lawsuit targeting Minnesota drug reps is expanded

Swanson says companies' practices were "brazen."