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

Mayo Clinic tests do-it-yourself prenatal care

Mayo Clinic’s do-it-yourself experiment shows another way health care is changing under the pressure of reform.

Updated: March 09, 2013, - 10:07 PM

Health beat: A chilling 911 call echoes in Minnesota

You may have heard the chilling 911 call, when a dispatcher begged a nurse at a California retirement home to...

Updated: March 09, 2013, - 06:51 PM

C-section rates vary tenfold at hospitals, U of M study finds

The report suggests some surgical deliveries are performed for questionable reasons.

Updated: March 04, 2013, - 08:15 PM

Twin Cities cancer doctors, and their dollars, in turf battle

The two medical groups have spent millions on dueling lobbyists since 2007, when the Legislature imposed a moratorium on new radiation treatment facilities in 14 counties, including the Twin Cities.

Updated: February 26, 2013, - 09:31 AM

Twin Cities security guards prepare for 1-day strike

With no talks scheduled, the union hopes walkout will bring companies back to table.

Updated: February 24, 2013, - 08:42 PM

Health Beat: A Minnesota hospital curbs early births

There are signs that hospitals are putting the brakes on what they call “early elective inductions.”

Updated: February 23, 2013, - 04:49 PM

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

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