Michelle Fortune, Author at The Tryon Daily Bulletin

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The Alzheimer’s caregiver

Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disorder that affects more than six million Americans over sixty-five. The disease slowly robs those afflicted with memory loss, thinking ... Read more

by Michelle Fortune, Tuesday, June 21, 2022 12:22 pm

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What is Sickle Cell Disease?

What do Larenz Tate, Tiki Barber, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Albert “Prodigy” Johnson, Georgeanna Tillman Gordon, and Jourdan Dunn have in common? They all have sickle ... Read more

by Michelle Fortune, Tuesday, June 14, 2022 11:26 am

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It’s time for a tune-up!

We all know that if it weren’t for the women in men’s lives, most would not go to the doctor. Notoriously, most men I know ... Read more

by Michelle Fortune, Monday, June 6, 2022 11:05 am

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Mental illnesses are often very treatable

Naomi Judd, half of the iconic duo, The Judds, took her own life on April 30, 2022. She was 76 years of age and had ... Read more

by Michelle Fortune, Tuesday, May 24, 2022 11:59 am

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Nurses make a difference

Did you know that Nurses have been ranked as the most trusted profession by Gallup Poll for the last twenty years running? That’s a long ... Read more

by Michelle Fortune, Tuesday, May 3, 2022 12:29 pm

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The sum of our experiences

This is Patient Experience Week. The Institute of Medicine says that healthcare must be “safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient and equitable.” And The Beryl Institute ... Read more

by Michelle Fortune, Tuesday, April 26, 2022 12:31 pm

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April is National Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

My grandfather suffered from Parkinson’s Disease (PD), and, as a young nurse I remember well how much he endured through the disease. PD is a ... Read more

by Michelle Fortune, Tuesday, April 19, 2022 12:22 pm

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To independence, and beyond!

People often ask me about the difference between a Physical Therapist (PT) and an Occupational Therapist (OT). While you’ll often see the two professions working ... Read more

by Michelle Fortune, Tuesday, April 12, 2022 12:37 pm

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Pretty please, with a cherry on top

So, we have recognized Sleep Awareness Week, Poison Prevention Week and National Kidney Month, and today I want to speak on nutrition. As nutrition and ... Read more

by Michelle Fortune, Tuesday, April 5, 2022 12:31 pm

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Poison trees bear poison fruit

As a child, I ate a poisonous mushroom in the yard and it required an ER visit with treatment to save my life. Have you ... Read more

by Michelle Fortune, Monday, March 21, 2022 3:09 pm

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