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

Is ice-melting salt bad for dogs? How to keep paws safe in snowy weather.

Ice melts may pose a risk to your pup of dry, cracked paws or an upset stomach. But, experts say, it is rare to see more serious complications.

January 19, 2024

King Charles has an enlarged prostate. What is it, and how is it treated?

The condition affects most older men, and can be treated with lifestyle changes, medications or surgery.

January 18, 2024

Can shoveling snow give you a heart attack?

Snow shoveling can place stress on the heart and has been associated with increased cardiovascular events, particularly after heavy snowfalls, research shows.

January 11, 2024

What’s a urinary tract infection? Why are they so worrisome?

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was hospitalized with a urinary tract infection. Here’s what to know about the condition.

January 9, 2024

Can giving up alcohol improve your sleep?

Alcohol may help some people fall asleep faster, but it can disrupt sleep patterns during the night, experts say.

January 5, 2024

Here’s a better way to make New Year’s resolutions

New Year’s resolutions often fail — but not always. There are ways to improve your odds of success, experts say.

December 28, 2023

Is it true we need more sleep in the winter?

Our biological need for sleep stays constant, but it is easier to sleep during certain times of the year, experts say.

December 22, 2023

Are some kinds of cookie dough safe to eat?

Use heat-treated flour, which you can do in your microwave, and pasteurized eggs or no eggs to prevent bacterial contamination.

December 16, 2023

The toys you should never gift to children, according to ER doctors

Water beads, trampolines, rocket launchers and and electric scooters are among the toys that should be kept off the gift list this holiday season.

December 13, 2023

Will going outside in the cold with wet hair make you sick?

You cannot get sick simply by going out in the cold. But winter weather can create a more agreeable environment for germs — both outside and inside our bodies.

December 8, 2023