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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
Stanford University researcher Fernanda Herrera, left, watches as fellow student navigates through the VR experience.
L.A. CiceroSci/Health

Need A Lesson In Empathy? Strap On A VR Headset.

A bottle of vitamin D.
healthmindandkat / CC BY 2.0Sci/Health

Hundreds of Supplements Have Undeclared Drugs in Them, Study Finds

Air above a coal-fired plant in West Virginia.
Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesSci/Health

Air Pollution May Up Your Chance Of Mouth Cancer

Simone Groper receives a flu shot at a Walgreens pharmacy on January 22, 2018 in San Francisco, California.
Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesSci/Health

Living In A Big City Can Change How And When You Get The Flu

A spoon full dried mealworms seasoned with an African rub of cinnamon, coriander, pepper and other spices.
Sean Gallup/Getty ImagesSci/Health

What Does It Take To Get People To Eat Bugs For Lunch?

Children lay under a table at a market in the community of Immokalee, Florida.
Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesSci/Health

How Growing Up In Poverty Affects The Adult Brain

A manager of a medical marijuana dispensary fills a marijuana prescription.
Kevork Djansezian/ Getty ImagesSci/Health

How A Mom's Pot Use May Affect Their Child's Own Use

A girl reads a book.
Personal Creations / CC BY 2.0Sci/Health

Girls Are Better Readers and Writers Than Boys, Study Says

Scott Jones wades through about three feet of floodwater from Hurricane Florence.
Getty ImagesU.S.

The Hazards And Health Risks Of Florence's Flood Waters

Smoke pours from the twin towers of the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001.
Robert Giroux/Getty ImagesSci/Health

17 Years After 9/11, Thousands Are Still Sick From Its Toxic Dust

Kids play in a park.
Paul Sableman/ CC by 2.0Sci/Health

Green Space May Improve Children's Memory

Scans of a brain
Daniele Oberti/ CC by 2.0Sci/Health

Winter And Spring May Make Dementia Worse

Images of the left and right half of the human brain
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental HealthSci/Health

How Harmful Air Pollution Gets To Our Brains

Residents bodyboard in floodwaters after Tropical Storm Lane
Mario TamaSci/Health

Flooding From Tropical Storm Lane Raises Health Concerns In Hawaii

A health care provider administers a vaccine.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIHSci/Health

Russian Election Trolls Also Spread Vaccine Misinformation

Under a magnification of 370,000X, a number of smallpox virus.
CDC: Dr. Fred Murphy; Sylvia WhitfieldSci/Health

There Are Several Good Reasons To Keep A Smallpox Treatment Ready

Children look over a computer.
Lucélia Ribeiro/ CC by 2.0Sci/Health

Young Kids Who Hold More Conversations Grow Their Brains

An emotional support pig rests on its owner
Ken Dodds/ CC by 2.0Sci/Health

How Are Colleges And Courts Dealing With Emotional Support Animals?

An illustration of membrane-bound vesicles containing clusters of viruses

Newly Discovered 'Virus Clusters' May Be Why Norovirus Is So Severe

Smoke from a wildfire
Wildfire on the Lowry Wetlands/ CC by 2.0Sci/Health

How Smoke From Wildfires Affects Your Health

An infant in a blanket
Harald Groven/ CC by 2.0Sci/Health

Breastfeeding And Alcohol Could Reduce Kids' Cognitive Ability

55 cases of remains of fallen U.S. soldiers in North Korea
US Army/Sergeant Quince LanfordSci/Health

The Difficult, Delicate Work Of Identifying Fallen Korean War Soldiers

A close up view of iced coffee.
Jess Gambacurta / CC BY 2.0Sci/Health

Caffeine May Not Help Control Appetite After All

Person lays in a tanning bed
leyla.a/ CC by 2.0Sci/Health

People Who Tan At A Gym More Likely To Become Addicted To It

A patient in a PET scan
Yale UniversitySci/Health

Researchers Develop A Way To Test For Early Alzheimer's Disease

A scientist examines Otzi, the 5300-year-old iceman.
South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology/EURAC/Samadelli/StaschitzSci/Health

The 5300-Year-Old Iceman Ate A Lot Of Fat And Cooked With Herbs

A close up of prostate cancer cells.
Lindholm et al. / cc by 2.0Sci/Health

Deadly Form Of Cancer Occurs More Often Than Oncologists Thought

Medical workers and police treat a woman in Ohio who has overdosed on heroin.
Spencer PlattSci/Health

Experts Say The Response To The Opioid Epidemic Is Overlooking Women

Bottles of antibiotics line a shelf at a Publix Supermarket pharmacy.
Joe RaedleSci/Health

Pairing The Right Antibiotics Could Help Fight Resistant Diseases

A woman holds a pill bottle

Women With Chronic Illness Are Becoming Their Own Advocates