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
A man yawns while sleeping
 U.S.

What Scientists Say We Still Don't Know About Sleep

University of Colorado Boulder researchers found using a breathing device for just five minutes a day can help your heart.
Casey A. Cass / University of ColoradoSci/Health

5 Minutes Of Deep Breathing Could Help Your Heart And Brain Function

Spravato, a newly FDA approved drug for treatment-resistant depression.
Janssen / Johnson and JohnsonU.S.

How A Ketamine-Like Drug Could Help Millions With Depression

A flu vaccine.
Joe RaedleSci/Health

How Doctors Think The US Could Improve Vaccination

 Sci/Health

You Can't "Recover" Lost Sleep On Weekends, New Study Says

Steve Rice survived a heart attack at age 32.
Steven RiceU.S.

Meet The 32 Year Old Man Who Was Conscious Through His Heart Surgery

Sofia Montoya, 20, talks to her peers about her congenital heart disease.
Sofia MontoyaU.S.

Meet the 20-Year-Old Woman On Her Second Pacemaker

A group of young adults
 Sci/Health

What's Herd Immunity, And Why Does It Matter?

Sherryn Hensley has had five heart attacks since age 37.
Dave FrancoU.S.

Meet The Young Woman Who Had Two Heart Attacks In Ten Days

People holding hands
 Sci/Health

What A Tiny Rodent's Brain Can Tell Us About Love

A women gets an ultrasound.
 U.S.

How Exactly Is A Late-Term Abortion Defined?

Syringes containing the mumps, measles and rubella vaccine.
Getty ImagesU.S.

Why Measles Outbreaks Still Happen, Even With A Vaccine

Two women workout.
VideoblocksSci/Health

What Counts As Working Out? Everything, Scientists Say

Commuters bundle up in Chicago.
Scott Olson/Getty ImagesU.S.

What Brutal Cold Does To Your Body

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.
 Sci/Health

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
NewsyU.S.

Unneeded Donations Pour In After California's Deadliest Wildfire