Lindsey Bever, Washington Post

Lindsey Bever

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Past articles by Lindsey:

President Biden uses a CPAP machine for sleep apnea. Here’s what to know.

President Biden was recently spotted with telltale marks on his face that suggested he uses a CPAP machine, a device used to treat a common condition called sleep apnea. A White House spokesman confirmed that Biden has started using the device, which includes a mask held in place by straps that go around the head. → Read More

Severe period pain is often dismissed in teens. Many have endometriosis.

A lack of awareness, education and research about endometriosis among adolescents leaves many suffering without a diagnosis for years, experts say. → Read More

Primary care providers urged to ask about anxiety during checkups

An influential health panel is recommending that primary care clinicians screen adults for anxiety disorders as part of their routine care. → Read More

What is human metapneumovirus?

Most people probably have not heard of human metapneumovirus, which causes a respiratory illness that typically feels like a common cold. → Read More

The CDC wants people to stop eating raw cookie dough. But it’s so tasty.

A salmonella outbreak linked to raw cookie dough has sickened at least 18 people across six states, according to the CDC. → Read More

Health panel recommends women get screening mammograms at age 40

The draft recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, state that women who are ages 40 to 74 should have screening mammograms every two years. → Read More

New advice for mammograms at 40. Here’s what to know.

Here are answers to common questions about mammography and the new recommendations for screening between the ages of 40 and 74. → Read More

Dog-walking injuries may be more common than you think

ER visits because of fractures, sprains, head and other injuries from walking a leashed dog increased in the past two decades, a study shows. → Read More

Pinkeye cases rise in allergy season. It might be a covid symptom, too.

Experts say it is too early to tell whether conjunctivitis is associated with the new subvariant, XBB.1.16. → Read More

The crisis in American girlhood

Stark findings on the pervasive sadness, suicidal thoughts and sexual violence endured by teen girls have jolted parents and the wider public. → Read More

Seasonal affective disorder can last for months. Here are the signs.

Some people experience seasonal depression, also called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which may be triggered by lower levels of sunlight in the winter. → Read More

Canine influenza is spreading. Here is how to protect your pup.

Canine flu is rising and causing outbreaks in doggy daycare centers and animal shelters. → Read More

What it’s like to live with brain fog

Brain fog, which includes impaired attention, concentration, memory and processing speed, can be debilitating. → Read More

Inviting pets to a holiday feast? Know foods you can and can’t share.

Veterinarians offer guidance for a fun and safe holiday dinner with your furry family members. → Read More

Five tips from experts on taking a mental health break from college

Experts offer recommendations for college students who need to take a leave of absence to tend to mental health challenges. → Read More

A brain-eating amoeba may have killed child in Nebraska, officials say

The child is thought to have contracted an infection caused by the brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri after swimming in the Elkhorn River in Douglas County, Neb. → Read More

Fauci warns of ‘trouble’ for those with BA.5 variant if not up to date on vaccines

Amid the latest omicron subvariant, Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-diseases expert, has a message: “If they don’t get vaccinated or they don’t get boosted, they’re going to get into trouble." → Read More

What to know about monkeypox symptoms, treatments and protection

The monkeypox virus has been declared a global health emergency, but it is far less transmissible than the coronavirus that causes covid-19. → Read More

She ‘fell’ out of a patrol car and died, police say. Her family wants answers.

Brianna Grier, 28, of Sparta, Ga., died of injuries she sustained after authorities said she “fell out” of a patrol car on the way to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office during what her family says was a mental health crisis. → Read More

After Uvalde massacre, Dallas district plans to require clear backpacks

Dallas Independent School District has joined several other districts in implementing a new safety measure requiring middle and high school students to carry clear or mesh backpacks. → Read More