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Lindsey Theis

Health and Wellness Reporter

Lindsey Theis (which rhymes with "peace") is an award-winning storyteller who joined Newsy in 2018 with a focus on health and science. During 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic became the health story that's demanded constant reporting, but Lindsey's also covered groundbreaking treatments, on the ground impacts of natural disasters like wildfires and floods, and problems and solutions related to various mental health topics.  She believes in telling stories that make the science aspect simple to communicate, and the health aspect focused on what matters to patients. Outside of news, Lindsey's a novice watercolor painter and comedy nerd; she performs and teaches improv comedy and helps run a comedy nonprofit she co-founded. Lindsey is based in San Francisco, California. 

Recent Work
A shopper looks through the cosmetic department at a Target store.
APScience and Health

Cosmetic product regulation is getting a makeover in the US

A person holds a COVID test kit.
Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi / APScience and Health

President Biden to end emergency declarations for COVID

Pam Montana, left
Scripps NewsScience and Health

One Alzheimer's patient's story, as a new drug hits the market

Victor Rodas, left, and Eduardo Pacheco, participate in a physical education exercise at the start of class at Casa Kolping
Christian Chavez / APScience and Health

New guidelines released on how to treat children with obesity

A nurse checks on Carol Turner as she receives an IV during a clinic trial
Scripps NewsScience and Health

New Alzheimer's drug study seeking more diverse volunteers

A sign for the Food and Drug Administration is displayed outside their offices in Silver Spring, Md.
Manuel Balce Ceneta / APScience and Health

FDA loophole led to years of unsafe medical devices

A woman watches a video showing a robotic arm performs bone surgery
Andy Wong / APScience and Health

Doctors Optimistic About Medical Breakthroughs For 2023

Health care workers look out a window
Mary Altaffer / APScience and Health

2022 Year In Review: Health And Medicine

A person stands in the snow.
APScience and Health

Doctors Warn Of Health Impacts The Cold Has On The Body

packages of the medicine Tamiflu by Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche are seen in Stuttgart, southern Germany.
Thomas Kienzle / APScience and Health

Explaining The Current Medication Shortages

A person waits at a pharmacy counter.
Stefanie Dazio / APScience and Health

COVID, RSV, Flu Surge Causing Medicine Shortages, Especially For Kids

A nurse holds a sign saying, "We work sick, you get sick."
Mary Altaffer / APScience and Health

Health Experts: RSV, COVID Surge Highlights Need For Paid Sick Leave

University of Southern California student pharmacist Bethanie Pan
Damian Dovarganes / APScience and Health

Why Isn't There An RSV Vaccine?

A nurse gives a vaccine shot.
Ted S. Warren / APScience and Health

Doctors: Get Your Flu, COVID Vaccines Now To Be Safe During Holidays

A couple walks through a park at sunset in Kansas City, Mo.
Charlie Riedel / APScience and Health

Life Expectancy Is Decreasing In The U.S. Due To Multiple Factors

A hospital room
Steven Senne / APScience and Health

Seniors Are Experiencing Record-High RSV Cases

17-year-old Christian Brown.
NewsyScience and Health

More Kids Are Showing Up To ERs With Mental Health Crises

A woman gets a COVID-19 throat swab.
Andy Wong / APScience and Health

Doctors Worry For COVID Effects On Seniors, Particularly In China

A flu shot sidewalk ad seen in front of Walgreens in San Francisco, Calif.
Liz Hafalia / APScience and Health

Hospitals Are Bracing For COVID, RSV And The Flu Amid The Holidays

A person holding headphones
 Science and Health

Experts Warn Of Hearing Loss Due To Unsafe Listening Practices

A researcher wears the exoskeleton.
NewsyTech

'Robot Shoes' Could Help Humans Walk As We Age

A sign stands outside Seattle Children's Hospital
Elaine Thompson / APScience and Health

Rural Hospitals Face Unique RSV, Flu Challenges

Voters cast ballots.
Quad City Times / APScience and Health

Experts Share Tips On Dealing With Election-Related Stress

A doctor works on a patient.
NewsyScience and Health

How Children's Hospitals Are Handling The RSV Surge

The condom display at Chimes pharmacy in Berkeley, Calif
Liz Hafalia / APScience and Health

Why Are Sexually Transmitted Infections On The Rise?

Researchers look at parts of a brain.
NewsyScience and Health

Texas Brain Bank Highlights Hispanic Representation In Mental Research

Medical staff sit with a child in a hospital.
San Francisco Chronicle / APScience and Health

What Parents Need To Know As RSV Cases Surge

Dad sleeping and his son
NewsyScience and Health

Getting Less Than Five Hours Of Sleep Raises Risk Of Chronic Diseases

Dallas Cowboys fans hold signs supporting cancer awareness before the first half of a NFL football game
Ron Jenkins / APScience and Health

Why Are Cancer Rates Rising For Those Under 50?

A person holding a candle
 Science and Health

Is COVID Why Some People Can't Smell Candles?