Jason M Carlton

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Jason M. Carlton, APR, is a social media/traditional media manager with the Intermountain Healthcare hospitals in the Salt Lake Valley, which include Intermountain Medical Center, LDS Hospital, Alta View Hospital, Riverton Hospital and TOSH – The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital. Find him on Twitter at @jasonmcarlton.

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.

White House Forum Highlights Intermountain’s Support for National Effort to Address Drug-resistant Bacteria Through Integration and Transparency

By Jason M Carlton
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that drug-resistant bacteria cause two million infections and 23,000 deaths annually. It is a serious problem that impacts every community across the globe, and if left un-checked, it will eliminate doctors’ ability to treat illnesses with antibiotics. 

Traveling Long Distances Increases Your Risk of Developing a Deadly Blood Clot

By Jason M Carlton
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More people die from blood clots in the lungs than from breast cancer, prostate cancer, HIV/AIDS, and motor vehicle accidents combined. If you plan to travel long distances this summer, either by plane, train or car, you may be at increased risk to develop a deadly blood clot.