Lindsey Theis, Newsy

Lindsey Theis


Omaha, NE, United States

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Past articles by Lindsey:

Doctors Warn Of Health Impacts The Cold Has On The Body

Cold temperatures can stress the body in many ways, including our respiratory and immune systems. → Read More

COVID, RSV, Flu Surge Causing Medicine Shortages, Especially For Kids

As respiratory illnesses continue to surge, some pharmacies are running out of liquid versions of medicine that kids commonly use when sick. → Read More

Seniors Are Experiencing Record-High RSV Cases

The latest CDC data from November shows this year, the rate of hospitalization for seniors with RSV is already 10 times higher than average. → Read More

More Kids Are Showing Up To ERs With Mental Health Crises

WARNING: You're going to hear doctors and a family talk about suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts, and about children who've killed themselves. → Read More

Rural Hospitals Face Unique RSV, Flu Challenges

Hospital closures over the past few years means fewer beds, at a time when flu and RSV especially are stretching pediatric hospitals to the limit. → Read More

Getting Less Than Five Hours Of Sleep Raises Risk Of Chronic Diseases

A new study reveals people who sleep less after age 50 are more likely to have chronic diseases. → Read More

Why Are Cancer Rates Rising For Those Under 50?

More people are getting diagnosed with cancer, especially those under 50 — but why? → Read More

Americans Have A Concerning Amount Of Stress, Report Finds

An American Psychological Association report found more than a quarter of U.S. adults are so stressed they can't function. → Read More

Hurricane Ian Impacting Hospitals And Health Care In Florida

From polluted water to infectious disease to pregnancy loss, the health impacts people face after a hurricane can linger for months. → Read More

Understanding Mood’s Role In Mental Health

Your emotions and mood can contribute to your physical and mental health. It can affect depression, anxiety and insomnia. → Read More

How Disability Misunderstandings And Stigma Impact Mental Well-Being

Disability experts say it's common for doctors to misunderstand bodily autonomy, which can impact a person's mental health. → Read More

Why Do Some People Live So Long?

The CDC predicts life expectancy to grow for Americans in the next few years from 76 years old to about 85 years old. → Read More

Doctors Are Still Hunting For The Cause Of Long COVID Brain Fog

Studies show 30% of COVID patients report brain fog a few months after they're sick. It's 65 to 85% for long-haulers sick beyond that. → Read More

Health Officials Are Recommending Americans Get Omicron Booster Shots

Experts say the booster shots are to get ahead of a COVID surge before the end of the year, when more people are indoors. → Read More

Why Does U.S. Life Expectancy Rank Poorly?

Life expectancy is a key metric used to determine the heath of a country. The World Bank says it's improving around the world. → Read More

FDA Advisers Back Novavax Vaccine As New U.S. Option

They hope Novavax will appeal to those who don't want an mRNA vaccine because trials showed it had fewer side effects. → Read More

Preventing The Deaths That Are Driven By Social Media

Judy Rogg and Joann Bogard both had sons who died after seeing a dangerous viral challenge online and trying it alone. → Read More

Bringing Better Mental Health To School Lockdown Drills

About 96 percent of U.S. Schools require some sort of lockdown drill, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. → Read More

1 Million Americans Have Died From COVID-19

The disease is now the #3 leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the CDC. → Read More

Climate Change Could Drive Potentially Deadly Valley Fever Cases

Coccidioides can cause a flu-like infection, but if it spreads to the brain or spine, patients could be in pain for years. → Read More