Teddy Amenabar

Washington, D.C.

General assignment reporter covering internet trends for the Well+Being team

Education: University of Maryland, BA in journalism

Teddy Amenabar is a general assignment reporter for the Well+Being team covering internet trends. Before that, he was a contributing writer to Launcher, The Post's gaming and esports vertical, and worked on the newsroom's audience team for more than seven years. He joined The Post in 2015.
Latest from Teddy Amenabar

She didn’t expect to get melanoma. Why Black people need sunscreen.

People with darker skin complexions are at a lower risk of developing skin cancer due to sun exposure. But the risk is not zero, many dermatologists say.

May 27, 2023

‘Am I using too much weed?’ Ask yourself these questions.

Cannabis can be abused like alcohol or any other substance. Answer these questions to think about how weed fits into your life.

May 25, 2023

What the surgeon general’s advisory says about social media for kids

Vivek H. Murthy’s advisory expressed concern about exposure to "extreme, inappropriate content," difficulty paying attention and other issues.

May 23, 2023

Should you stop using sugar substitutes? Answers to common questions.

The World Health Organization wants people to cut back on all sweeteners, not just sugar.

May 16, 2023

Who can donate blood? What to know about FDA’s new guidelines

The Food and Drug Administration finalized guidelines for blood donations that do away with some long-standing disqualifications for gay and bisexual men.

May 12, 2023

Does weed help with anxiety or cause it? Here’s what experts say.

Cannabis can "turn up the volume" on everything in the brain, including our anxiety.

May 3, 2023

Melatonin gummies may have a higher dose than what’s on the label

Researchers concluded 22 of 25 gummy supplements were “inaccurately labeled” and often contained more melatonin than advertised.

April 25, 2023

That weed you bought might not be as potent as promised, study finds

Colorado researchers found the THC in cannabis they tested was, on average, 23 percent lower than what was reported on the label

April 13, 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

Can you apologize too much? Sorry, but read this to find out.

Scientific evidence suggests that you should never have to say you’re sorry, for saying sorry.

April 6, 2023