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

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

23 more die as Minn.'s flu toll rises to 27 dead, 1,121 hospitalized

Health officials stressed that the outbreak is taking a far greater toll on older people than younger ones.

Updated: January 11, 2013, - 12:16 PM

Minnesota flu outbreak rivals deadly pandemic of 2009

One Health Department official said Wednesday that more than 900 people have been hospitalized so far this season.

Updated: January 10, 2013, - 08:22 AM

With flu on the rise, some Minnesota hospitals limit visitors

So far, the tightest restrictions are popping up in southern Minnesota, which has been among the hardest-hit areas this flu season. In the Twin Cities, most hospitals have not yet tightened visiting rules.

Updated: January 07, 2013, - 09:37 PM

Woodbury hospital lawsuit pits privacy rights vs. cover-up allegations

Hospital wanted damaging notes destroyed, ex-worker says.

Updated: January 06, 2013, - 10:34 PM

Flu leads to death of Texas teen at St. Paul hospital

The healthy 17-year-old also developed a staph infection after falling ill on Christmas Eve.

Updated: January 02, 2013, - 09:55 PM

Powerhouse never stopped learning

As a freshly minted professor, Jochen Schulte-Sasse decided to leave his native Germany to try "something adventurous."

Updated: December 31, 2012, - 07:16 PM

Flu cases mount in Minnesota; 2nd death reported

The flu season is off to an early start, and one state health official urged people to get their shots. "There's no reason to wait," she said.

Updated: December 28, 2012, - 06:32 AM

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