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).


Children's genomics partnership to boost treatment

A superteam of seven pediatric hospitals with advanced genetic and genomic testing capabilities is reporting progress in their efforts to improve the diagnosis of rare…


Fairview, University of Minnesota plan eight-year partnership

The two sides agree to share and develop more medical resources in their new deal.


New heart procedure protects preemies

Preemies born with a common but dangerous heart defect are gaining better chances at survival and good health.


Minnesota's hospital germ fighters report making progress

Threat of penalties, concern for patients prompt changes in care.


How watching "Pretty in Pink" with your teen could spur healthy talks

Many parents already know the screen time warnings from the American Academy of Pediatrics, or if they don't, they know the general formula — too…


Minnesota teen pregnancy declines; U study finds troubling data on partner violence

But historic lows are masking a problem with violence, the study finds.


Minnesota crisis hotline is hanging it up after losing funding

Calls to the national suicide prevention hotline will be routed after June to counselors in other states.


Everyday activities could yield subtle dementia warning signs

A researcher at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center is studying driving habits, computer usage and medication routines.


Two Minnesotans die from E. coli linked to romaine lettuce; another critically ill

A third case involves a woman who is fighting for her life in a Minneapolis hospital.


Minnesota's first self-training CPR kiosk unveiled

Nurse who suffered a heart attack last summer gave first demonstration.