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.

Protect your family: Install carbon monoxide alarms

By Jason M Carlton
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Earlier this week, news organizations throughout Utah reported on the death of four family members at a home in Idaho from carbon monoxide. It’s a tragic story, and unfortunately it’s a headline we hear multiple times each year. Dr Lindell Weaver, Division Chief and Medical Director of Hyperbaric Medicine at Intermountain Medical Center and LDS Hospital, offers insight into the silent killer and what to look for in a carbon monoxide alarm for your home and place of work.