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

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

Health beat: Hospitals oust sugary lattes and sodas

You can forget about buying a vanilla latte or a Mountain Dew at Grand Itasca Hospital in Grand Rapids, Minn....

Updated: May 22, 2013, - 10:52 AM

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

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