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

Children's hospice campaign begins in Minnesota

It’s been more than 15 years since a Twin Cities group announced plans to build a hospice and respite-care facility...

Updated: May 22, 2013, - 10:51 AM

Autism insurance mandate wins in Minnesota

Advocates cheered the move, though it will only apply to a fraction of Minnesota employers.

Updated: May 21, 2013, - 09:29 PM

Salmonella outbreak that sickened 25 linked to raw milk

Mexican-style cheese was delivered to homes and possibly was sold on the street.

Updated: May 20, 2013, - 10:10 PM

Hospitals fight delirium with volunteer help

“High touch, low tech” approach helps hospitals head off delirium in elderly patients, who go home healthier and earlier.

Updated: May 17, 2013, - 10:55 PM

Less medicine for overwhelmed patients

It’s hard enough to live with a chronic condition like diabetes, says Dr. Victor Montori of the Mayo Clinic. But...

Updated: May 13, 2013, - 09:31 AM

April 22: U doctors try to cure boy of HIV, cancer

So far, only one person has had this type of treatment. And six years later, he’s considered free of HIV. The treatment on Tuesday will inject the patient with cells that are resistant to AIDS.

Updated: April 22, 2013, - 05:50 AM

Obituary: Gisya Rubashkin, Soviet emigre, dies at 92

By the time Gisya Rubashkin first set foot in Minnesota, she had already spent 35 years as a doctor in...

Updated: April 18, 2013, - 11:01 PM

Hotline for nonsmokers may help smokers quit

Raymond Boyle readily admits that nagging isn’t the best way to get someone to quit smoking. But with a little...

Updated: April 15, 2013, - 09:54 AM

Minnesota considers mandate for intense autism therapy

At the Minnesota Legislature, a proposal on expensive therapy pits desperate parents against skeptical insurers.

Updated: April 14, 2013, - 06:05 AM

Spend more on preventing illness, Minnesota health commissioner says

Dr. Ed Ehlinger likes to point out that it wasn’t doctors, or medicine, that halted the scourge of cholera in...

Updated: April 06, 2013, - 05:51 PM

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