Treating Burn Injuries from Fireworks

By Kristen Gooch, RN, MPH
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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.

Tips to Prevent Injuries from Fireworks this July

By Kristen Gooch, RN, MPH
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July is synonymous with fireworks and fun. In Utah, there are two opportunities to enjoy the "rocket's red glare" with the Fourth and 24th of July holidays. During these exciting times, it is crucial to practice firework safety in order to protect, not only yourself, but your family and friends as well.

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.