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 is human metapneumovirus?

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

May 30, 2023

What to know as Celine Dion cancels tour after stiff-person syndrome diagnosis

Celine Dion has cancelled her Courage world tour after revealing that she has an incurable and rare neurological condition called stiff-person syndrome.

May 26, 2023

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.

May 25, 2023

Megan Fox says she has body dysmorphia. What to know about the disorder.

Body dysmorphia can harm people’s mental health and self-esteem.

May 17, 2023

9 tips to help you negotiate a medical bill

Patient advocates and attorneys offer strategies to help you save on costs.

May 15, 2023

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.

May 9, 2023

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.

May 9, 2023

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.

May 1, 2023

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.

April 21, 2023

After a pandemic lull, strep cases are bad again. Here’s what to know.

We spoke to infectious-disease experts to answer common questions about strep, its symptoms and the antibiotic shortages affecting some parts of the country.

April 11, 2023