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Shawn Foucher

Shawn Foucher is a lifelong Midwesterner firmly anchored to all the wonders of the Great Lakes region. He has worked in the media and communication industry for 15 years, mainly as a newsman — reporter and editor — covering education, government, health care, business and current events. He also has experience in photography, graphic design and marketing. Shawn is the dad of two young daughters, Lilah and Ella, and husband to wife, Amy. If he’s not on some new adventure with his girls, he’s probably hiding someplace quiet with a good book.

Shawn Foucher

Posts from Shawn Foucher

The psychology of sleep

Cognitive behavioral therapy can help patients shed the bad habits and anxious thoughts that make for sleepless nights.

One and done

Holmium laser enucleation brings long-lasting relief to men with severely enlarged prostate.

Patient Story

Hope floats

In his first major swim competition since his heart transplant two years ago, Fred Nelis proves he’s unsinkable.

Patient Story

Prescription for change

A new program gives low-income, chronically ill patients greater access to what they've been missing: Fresh fruits and veggies.

Hyperhidrosis? Don’t sweat it

If you sweat profusely in crisis or in calm, don’t fret—there are plenty of ways to stanch the flow.

The express lane to better health  

The conveniences of technology are connecting patients to health care providers in new and exciting ways.   

Patient Story

An end to severe asthma?

Not quite, but close. This new procedure can help a beleaguered segment of asthmatics reclaim their lives.

Negative on the positive

If you're a guy, you don't want to trigger a positive reading on a pregnancy test—find out why.

Ibuprofen, the Fountain of Youth?

Only if you’re a worm, a fly or a strand of yeast. But researchers do hope to learn more about drug’s effect on human longevity.

Patient Story

‘I’m still here’

Perry Charleston had every reason to believe he would die in his 40s. Then he met Dr. Michael Dickinson.

Patient Story

‘I don’t want to miss out on anything’

Age 36, married and mother of two, Amy Reames was in a good place. And then her heart shut down.

A message from below

Erectile dysfunction may be your body's first sign of impending heart problems.

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