Lindsey Theis

Lindsey Theis

Health and Wellness Reporter

Lindsey Theis (which rhymes with "peace") is an award-winning storyteller who joined Scripps News 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 display of M&M's in a Costco Warehouse in Pittsburgh
Gene J. Puskar / APLife

Why is sugar so addictive?

A nurse processes COVID-19 rapid antigen tests.
Jae C. Hong / APScience and Health

Long COVID: What we know after 3 years in

Syringes with vaccines are prepared.
APScience and Health

3 years after the pandemic began, where is the science now?

Kim Newcomer receives cancer treatment.
Kim NewcomerScience and Health

Colon cancer survivor aims to help other younger people with diagnosis

A woman sits with a kid in a hospital.
Mount Sinai Health SystemScience and Health

Doctors may have found a better way to treat pediatric brain tumors

John and Martha Pistacchi in their kitchen
Scripps NewsScience and Health

New technology introduced to help Parkinson's patients walk

An image of a brain affected by Alzheimer's disease
David Duprey / APScience and Health

Scientists make key discovery in fighting brain diseases

Heart transplant in transit
Scripps NewsScience and Health

Upcycled organs and pig hearts: where cardiac transplant is headed

An illustration depicts cells in an Alzheimer’s affected brain
APScience and Health

Why is there no cure for Alzheimer's yet?

Three people sit on a picnic table.
Scripps NewsU.S.

CDC report: Sexual violence against teenage girls has sharply risen

Scripps News' Lindsey Theis sitting with Jyoti Mishra
Scripps NewsScience and Health

AI helps researchers develop personalized depression treatment

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