Maura Lerner

Investigative reporter | Health
Phone: 612-673-7384
Maura Lerner is a medical writer and investigative reporter on the Star Tribune’s health team. Her work includes coverage of disease outbreaks and stories about doctors disciplined by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. Her reporting has been recognized by the National Press Club, the Society for Professional Journalists, the Minnesota Associated Press and the Frank Premack Public Affairs Journalism Award. Before joining the Star Tribune, Lerner was a senior producer for the MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour on PBS, and a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Recent content from Maura Lerner

Self-service kiosk for health care comes to Minnesota megastores

Do-it-yourself kiosks in stores may help fill a need for preventive care. Health care experts are trying to figure out if they are a gimmick, a breakthrough or both.

Updated: July 06, 2013, - 07:20 AM

Mpls. couple hopes new test can explain son's medical mystery

At age 2, Wendell Sherman-Strand still can’t sit up, walk or talk. The curly-haired Minneapolis boy doesn’t have the muscle control to grab a rattle or stand on his own. And nobody knows exactly why.

Updated: June 24, 2013, - 05:47 AM

Health beat: Chronic pain patients wary of pill changes

Not everyone is thrilled that doctors in Minnesota are trying to curb the use of prescription painkillers, as described in...

Updated: June 22, 2013, - 04:46 PM

Breakfast cuts risk of diabetes, U study finds

It might not matter how healthful the meal is, either. Even people who ate poor quality breakfasts were better off than those who skipped breakfast completely, the researchers found.

Updated: June 18, 2013, - 09:32 AM

Boogaard's death shows how easily patients can get pain pills

His death exposed a drug-abuse crisis “self-inflicted” by doctors.

Updated: June 17, 2013, - 10:57 AM

How much is that MRI? Depends

Once again, the agency that runs Medicare is shining a spotlight on the secretive world of hospital fees. And it...

Updated: June 08, 2013, - 05:07 PM

Weight-loss surgery aids diabetics, U of M study shows

But U study notes that gastric bypass carries serious risks.

Updated: June 04, 2013, - 09:54 PM

Stem cell studies held special appeal for these volunteers

John Chenevert knew there was a chance he was going to all this trouble for nothing.When the Richfield resident volunteered,...

Updated: June 01, 2013, - 07:26 PM

New Hope nursing home employee fired for drug thefts

An employee at a nursing home in New Hope admitted stealing prescription painkillers from “12 to 24 patients” over a...

Updated: May 30, 2013, - 08:47 PM

Health: Maura Lerner on raw milk debate

Dr. Nicole Neeser grew up on a farm and admits that, as a kid, she occasionally drank raw milk.But as...

Updated: May 28, 2013, - 02:27 PM

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