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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 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.

Patient Story

‘I’m glad I made that call’

Now in its 10th year, Strong Beginnings has effectively upended the status quo when it comes to health equity and maternal-infant health in the African-American community.

Mortal combat

Genetics ensure women live longer, but men can narrow the gap.

Patient Story

Hearts, minds and immunity

Medical minds know that vaccinations are critical in keeping children healthy. Can they convince doubting parents?

Open ears, open minds

Policymakers won’t know until next year if a new immunization waiver rule wins over anti-vaccination parents.

Battling the enigma Parkinson’s

As surgery and medicine evolve to deliver precise treatments, doctors are mapping the brain and solving the mysteries of this 'last frontier.'

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