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
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?

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

What Makes The Flu-Like Adenovirus So Dangerous?

Sarah Pilarowski and her daughter Lydia look at photos from when Lydia was diagnosed with AFM in 2014.
Newsy/Dave FrancoU.S.

As Polio-Like Illness Spreads, Family Shares Daughter's Recovery Story

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?