Meet the Team

Lindsey Theis

Health and Wellness Reporter

Lindsey Theis (rhymes with peace) is an award winning storyteller who joined Newsy as a Health and Wellness reporter. She comes to Newsy after working at places like WGN and CNN. Most recently she was a local TV anchor/reporter in Omaha, Nebraska. There, Lindsey covered everything from the Ebola epidemic to goat yoga. Outside of being a news nerd, Lindsey's a theatre and comedy nerd and helps run a comedy nonprofit she cofounded, Big Canvas improv. She's 100% a dog person.

  Recent Work
Sherryn Hensley has had five heart attacks since age 37.
Dave FrancoU.S.

Meet The Young Woman Who Had Two Heart Attacks In Ten Days

People holding hands

What A Tiny Rodent's Brain Can Tell Us About Love

People holding hands

What A Tiny Rodent's Brain Can Tell Us About Love

A women gets an ultrasound.

How Exactly Is A Late-Term Abortion Defined?

Syringes containing the mumps, measles and rubella vaccine.
Getty ImagesU.S.

Why Measles Outbreaks Still Happen, Even With A Vaccine

Two women workout.

What Counts As Working Out? Everything, Scientists Say

Commuters bundle up in Chicago.
Scott Olson/Getty ImagesU.S.

What Brutal Cold Does To Your Body

The effect of a high tech tattoo when exposed to UV light.
Glenn Asakawa / CU BoulderSci/Health

The Tattoo That Can Tell Your Temperature

A protester tears up a genetically modified (GM) oil seed rape plant.
Sion Touhig/Getty ImagesSci/Health

Most People Know Less About GMOs Than They Think

A concept vehicle at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show
Newsy / Dave FrancoTech

CES Asks: How Do You Get Someone To Want More Self-Driving Cars?

A physical therapy glove demonstration at CES 2019
Newsy / Dave FrancoPolitics

At CES, Personal Health Tech Makes Promising Strides

A woman works out at The Phoenix
Dave Franco/NewsySci/Health

Inside The Gym That Combines Sobriety And Fitness

A patron smashes objects at a popular smash room.
KMTV / ScrippsSci/Health

Rage Rooms Feel Good, But They Might Make You More Stressed

A close up of a burger.
Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesSci/Health

One Sleepless Night Might Be Enough To Cause Unhealthy Cravings

climbers on an indoor rock wall
Newsy staffSci/Health

How Adaptive Climbing Is Helping Veterans Fight PTSD

Kelley Mui helps a client sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act in 2017.
Scott OlsonSci/Health

Why Obamacare Enrollment Has Dropped

Doctors look at an x-ray.

Why It's Hard For Doctors To Diagnose Polio-Like AFM

A scan of the bacteria Yersinia pestis, which causes bubonic plague.
National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of HealthSci/Health

Watching How Bacteria Recover Could Make Antibiotics More Effective

Firefighters and police officers salute as the ambulance carrying the remains of a fellow Police officer who was killed.
Scott Olson/Getty ImagesSci/Health

How Firefighters Use VR and Mindfulness To Tackle Stress

Doses of polio vaccine.
Getty ImagesSci/Health

Shelf Stable Polio Vaccine Could One Day Help Eradicate Last Of Virus

A Thanksgiving spread
kroo2u / CC BY 2.0Sci/Health

For The Average American, 'Tis The Season To Eat More Than Usual

Rescue workers search an area where they discovered suspected human remains in a home destroyed by the Camp Fire.
Getty Images / Justin SullivanU.S.

The Number Of Those Unaccounted For In The Camp Fire Keeps Changing

A Camp Fire evacuee sorts through donated clothing in a Walmart parking lot on November 15, 2018 in

Unneeded Donations Pour In After California's Deadliest Wildfire

A dog searches for remains in Paradise, California
Getty ImagesU.S.

Taking Stock After California Wildfires Is A Long, Dangerous Process

A woman sleeps.

We're Still Learning How Music Helps Us Sleep

Army Veteran Tommy Shelton, Brinkley, Ark., has his eyes examined by Capt. Yolanda Arce, a doctor of optometry.
SSG Neil W. McCabe/Army Reserve Medical CommandU.S.

There Are 40,000 Job Openings At The Veterans Health Administration

A child walks on the beach.

Spanking is Harmful and Ineffective, Pediatricians Say

A sign points towards the Accident and Emergency department of St Thomas' Hospital
Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty ImagesSci/Health

Mental Health-Related ER Visits Are Becoming More Common For Children

Christiane Baigent conducts analysis at Colorado Mesa University's Forensic Investigation Research Station (FIRS).
Colorado Mesa University / Melissa ConnorU.S.

Inside A Remote Station That Uses Climate To Study Decomposing Bodies

Adenovirus under a microscope.
CDC / Dr. G. William Gary, Jr.U.S.

What Makes The Flu-Like Adenovirus So Dangerous?