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).


U discovers 'powerhouse' new treatment in fight against deadly skin disease

Since the U received federal approval last fall to offer the treatment experimentally, seven patients have undergone the procedure.


'Little Frankenstein,' conceived to save sister, is now a happy teen

Adam Nash was conceived via in vitro fertilization — specifically so doctors at the University of Minnesota could collect stem cells from his umbilical cord blood to save his sister, Molly. Today, back home in Colorado, he has a driver's license and helps disabled children ski.


Meal sizes, sugary drinks closely linked to childhood obesity

Key family counseling messages on healthy eating are linked to reducing childhood obesity.


At Mayo, pitcher finds relief in lifelong battle with colitis

Jake Diekman has struggled since he was 10 with ulcerative colitis and the abdominal pains, diarrhea and emergency bathroom trips that it can cause. But…


Minnesota nurses raise money to pay off medical debts of 1,800 patients

On the anniversary of a major strike, the Minnesota Nurses Association announces payments to forgive $2.6 million in medical debt for patients.


Teen births down in Minnesota, but sexually transmitted diseases up

U report paints complex picture of teens' choices.


High cancer treatment costs get a closer look

Cancer treatment can be toxic to the body, but also to the family bank account — especially in an era of high and rising drug prices. That's the concern driving a new national study by cancer centers.


PrairieCare gets green light to add beds at Brooklyn Park psychiatric hospital

Adding second beds to 21 patient rooms at a child psychiatric hospital in Brooklyn Park would address a continued shortage of mental health services, the Minnesota Department of Health concluded.


Hypnotism: A safer kind of painkiller?

An audience is building as doctors and patients seek alternatives to opioid painkillers.


Minnesota opioid deaths climbing despite attention, intervention

The trend suggests that efforts to reduce painkiller prescriptions won't be enough to reduce fatalities