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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
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

Game enthusiasts play video games
Getty ImagesSci/Health

What WHO's Gaming Addiction Diagnosis Means For The US

Tattooist applies ink on a back
Wang HeSci/Health

Have A Weakened Immune System? Reconsider That Tattoo

Hands pull a stretchy, self healing hydrogel.
2018 KAUSTSci/Health

3D Printing And Stretchable Skin Gel Could Change How We Heal Wounds

Karrisa Mickelson of Iowa, 11, saved and raised money to get Daisy Anguiano, who is fighting cancer, an American Girl doll.
Nebraska MedicineSci/Health

An 11-Year-Old Stranger Bought $115 Doll For Girl Fighting Rare Cancer

A farmers market worker handing an apple to a customer
Pixabay / PexelsSci/Health

Doctors Are Prescribing Food As Medicine

New Apple iOS 12 digital health update

Apple's Tools To Manage Screen Time Are A Step In The Right Direction

A person practicing performing CPR
U.S. NavySci/Health

Singing 'Macarena' Could Help You Perform CPR

Swallowable sensor
Lillie Paquette / MIT School of EngineeringSci/Health

Swallowable Sensor Could Test Your Gut And Send Results To Your Phone