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Lindsey Theis

Science and Health Reporter

Lindsey Theis (which rhymes with "peace") is an award-winning storyteller who joined Newsy as a health and wellness reporter. She came to Newsy after working at WGN and CNN. Most recently, she was a local TV anchor and reporter in Omaha, Nebraska. There, Lindsey covered everything from the 2014 Ebola epidemic to goat yoga. Outside of news, Lindsey's a theater and comedy nerd and helps run a comedy nonprofit she co-founded, Big Canvas improv.

  Recent Work
Paramedics in Hong Kong, China.
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Containing Coronavirus Could Affect The Availability Of Other Drugs

Wine pours into a glass.

Why Are More Women Dying From Alcohol Use?

Medical staff sterilize the main building of Jinyintan Hospital on January 22, 2020 in Wuhan, China.

New Research Shows COVID19 Spreads Easily In Hospitals

President Donald Trump.
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As Coronavirus Spreads, Trump Proposes Public Health Funding Cuts

Remdesivir and Chloroquine are two drugs that could help the coronavirus fight
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Doctors Are Hopeful A Mix Of Old And New Drugs Could Treat Coronavirus

Travelers arrive to LAX wearing medical masks for protection against coronavirus on February 2nd.
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Americans Evacuating From China Enter 2 Week Quarantine

People wear surgical masks in Hong Kong.
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Are Your Fears And Anxieties About Coronavirus Normal?

National Institutes of Health and CDC scientists are among those researching possible treatments for the novel coronavirus.
National Institutes of HealthWorld

Possible Coronavirus Treatments Include Cloned Antibodies, Vaccines

A coronavirus patient is transferred by an ambulance in Hong Kong.
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The U.S. Still Isn't Sure How Coronavirus Spreads

Doctors perform brain surgery on a patient with severe OCD.

Inside A Risky, Rare Brain Surgery For OCD

An airport officer walks past international travelers arriving to Los Angeles International Airport during health screenings.
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Wuhan, China Shuts Down As WHO Weighs A Coronavirus Health Emergency

A health worker monitors a thermal scanner as passengers arrive at Narita airport on January 17, 2020 in Narita, Japan.
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Travel Warnings Intensify As First U.S. Coronavirus Patient Confirmed

A smart speaker and cell phone can connect patients with health records and medical information.
UC HealthSci/Health

Voice Technology In Hospitals Brings Benefits And Risks For Patients

Part of DHS's booth at CES 2020.
Newsy StaffSci/Health

At CES, The Government Wants New Tech For Public Health and Safety

A VR display at CES 2020.
Newsy StaffSci/Health

How Virtual Reality Could Help Patients Battling Substance Use

Wearable tech on display at CES 2020.
Newsy StaffTech

How Much Can Wearable Tech Influence Your Health?

Impossible meat at CES 2020.
Newsy StaffSci/Health

Your Meatless Protein Options Now Include Impossible Pork

Sex tech exhibitor Lora DiCarlo shows devices at CES 2020.
Newsy StaffSci/Health

This Year, Health And Wellness At CES Includes Sex Tech

A meditation session at The Mind Gym in Centennial, Colorado.

Inside A Gym For Your Mind And Mental Health

Health care and mass shootings top what is stressing out Americans, according to an APA survey.

This Year Americans Are Most Stressed About Gun Violence, Health Care

A teen smokes from an electronic cigarette.

Teen Marijuana Use In E-Cigarettes, Vaping Is Rising

A proof-of-concept app that could help with the treatment of schizophrenia.
Newsy StaffSci/Health

Could Artificial Intelligence Help Patients With Schizophrenia?

A 2015 study showed 62 percent of Americans stress over things like scheduling, money & staying healthy during the holidays.

The Difference Between Holiday Blues And True Anxiety Or Depression

Technology is only partially responsible for teen inactivity, WHO says.

81% Of The World's 11-To-17-Year-Olds Aren't Active Enough

A father and son after the shooting at Saugus High School on Thursday, Nov. 14.
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After A Shooting, Mental Health Needs Are Immediate

Saugus High School on Nov. 15, 2019.
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Emergency Training Helped Victims Minutes After California Shooting

Pre-school students are among the thousands of children who faced traumatic evacuations in on November 8, 2018.
Newsy StaffU.S.

Assessing Kids' Mental Health A Year After The Camp Fire

Crosses line the road leading into Paradise, California.
Newsy StaffU.S.

Mental Health Struggles Set In As Camp Fire Anniversary Nears

Crews removed debris near burned out cars in Paradise, California.
Newsy StaffU.S.

Public Health Concerns Remain One Year After CA's Deadliest Fire

A town sign outside Paradise, CA
Newsy StaffU.S.

A Year After The Deadly Camp Fire, Paradise Is Still Cleaning Up