Deep Brain Stimulation helps Parkinson's patient gain control of his body

By Jason M Carlton
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Reggie, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2007, had heard about deep brain stimulation, or DBS, in which neurosurgeons implant electrical leads into the brain. Those leads are then connected to a small device called a neurostimulator, placed in the patient’s chest, which gives off electrical pulses that correct the misfirings in the brain that cause Parkinson’s symptoms.

Treating Burn Injuries from Fireworks

By Intermountain Trauma Managers Group
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Practicing firework safety is the first step you should take in order to keep you and your loved ones out of harms way, this Fourth of July. But how can you treat accidental burns, if someone you care about is injured this holiday? Brad Morris, physician assistant with Intermountain Medical Center Trauma Services, shares some tips on how you can treat burns and symptoms related to the injury.

Three Mothering Lessons Breastfeeding Taught Me

By Marilee Kellis
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So often we hear a new mother lament, “I wish my baby came with an instruction manual!” Mothers want something tangible to go to that will tell them how to care for not only their infants but also for their children as they grow into childhood -- how to interpret their cries, how to distinguish needs from wants, and how to help them eat and sleep and care for themselves, among so many other unknowns.