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

C-section rates in Minn. vary dramatically, report shows

Minnesota report of first-time moms shows dramatic differences, raises questions.

Updated: February 20, 2013, - 10:42 AM

As flu season ebbs, it claims nine more lives in Minnesota

Nine more Minnesotans died of flu-related causes in the second week of February, even as the outbreak continued to ebb statewide, the Minnesota Department of Health reported.

Updated: February 14, 2013, - 08:03 PM

Minnesota urged to cover unproven autism care

Aid program would pay millions for behavior therapy still being studied.

Updated: February 12, 2013, - 11:14 PM

U find could be key to cancer

Scientists say the enzyme might cause cell mutation in breast cancer; next step is to find way to block it.

Updated: February 06, 2013, - 09:04 PM

September 5, 2012: Can you tag your doctor a 'tool' online?

A state Supreme Court case is testing the boundaries of website reviews.

Updated: January 30, 2013, - 06:23 PM

Health beat: Doc, blog are Force on touchy subject

When Dr. Drew Rosielle started his blog, Pallimed, he envisioned it as a serious forum to discuss a serious topic: end-of-life care.

Updated: January 24, 2013, - 07:21 PM

Minneapolis paramedic trades in sirens for a Honda

Minnesota is the epicenter of an effort to get paramedics out into the community.

Updated: January 20, 2013, - 10:57 PM

Health beat: Online help for mental health

It's not exactly do-it-yourself depression care.

Updated: January 16, 2013, - 05:55 PM

Jan. 16: United and Mayo pool info to drop cost of care

Health care powerhouses will form a new research institute to study data on 110 million patients. in search of best treatments. Project could be the 'Bell Labs' of health care

Updated: January 16, 2013, - 10:34 AM

Flu shot flaws leave experts queasy

The flu shot, it might be said, is the black sheep of the vaccine family. In good years, people ignore it because they think the flu is no big deal. In bad years -- like this one -- they complain that it doesn't work well enough.

Updated: January 13, 2013, - 07:35 AM

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