Lindsey Bever

Washington, D.C.

Health and Well+Being reporter

Education: Texas Christian University, BS in journalism; Columbia University, MS in journalism

Lindsey Bever is a reporter for The Washington Post's Well+Being desk, covering chronic illness, mental health and navigating the medical system, among other issues. She is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she was a fellow at the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism. She was previously a reporter at the Dallas Morning News.
Latest from Lindsey Bever

What it’s like to live with brain fog

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

November 28, 2022

After three more major shootings, a nation copes with collective trauma

The recent scourge of gun violence is likely to be a topic of conversation at many holiday tables this Thanksgiving. Therapists offer ways to cope.

November 23, 2022

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.

November 23, 2022

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.

November 11, 2022

Why daylight saving time is worse for your body than standard time

Daylight saving time may have given us more time to enjoy late-time summer activities, but it can have a negative impact on our health.

November 6, 2022

10 ways to get mental health help during a therapist shortage

As the need for therapists grows, mental health experts provide their best advice for finding a therapist, as well as tips on what you can do while you wait.

October 29, 2022

What to know about hair-straightening chemicals and uterine cancer risk

A new study found an association between the use of hair-straightening chemicals and an increased risk of developing uterine cancer. Here's what it means.

October 18, 2022

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.

August 18, 2022

Two West Nile virus cases in N.Y. amid surge in infected mosquitos

New York health authorities announced that two people have been infected with West Nile virus in the state — one case in Brooklyn and another in Queens — as “a record number” of infected mosquitoes have been detected.

August 17, 2022

After making up story, boy admits he ‘unintentionally’ shot mom, police say

The 12-year-old boy, who has not been publicly identified, accidentally shot and killed his mother, 29-year-old Ayobiyi Cook, in their Alabama home, authorities said.

August 9, 2022