Maura Lerner

Investigative reporter | Health
Phone: 612-673-7384
Maura Lerner is the higher-education reporter. 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

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

Health beat: Health insurer member owned, just like a food co-op

As an activist, Joel Albers has spent years campaigning for universal health care. And disparaging health insurance companies as bureaucratic...

Updated: March 23, 2013, - 09:55 PM

Flu claims four more lives in Minnesota

Four flu-related deaths were confirmed in Minnesota last week, bringing the season’s death toll to 180, the Minnesota Department of Health said Thursday. Numbers of new flu cases are tapering off.

Updated: March 21, 2013, - 07:22 PM

Patient sues Twin Cities clinic for role in meningitis outbreak

A Brooklyn Park woman is still being treated for aftereffects of receiving tainted-steroid shots.

Updated: March 19, 2013, - 05:39 AM

Nurses' union reaches compromise with Twin Cities hospitals over staffing legislation

Health Department will study staff ratios and patient care.

Updated: March 15, 2013, - 11:52 PM

Minnesota has enough radiation treatment centers, state says

Rival groups of cancer doctors have spent millions in a debate over radiation-center needs.

Updated: March 15, 2013, - 11:25 PM

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