Jason M. Carlton, APR

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Jason M. Carlton, APR, is a social 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.

Utah's First Implant of Non-surgical Leadless Cardiac Pacemaker

By Jason M. Carlton, APR
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Cardiologists at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute have made Utah medical history as doctors implanted the Intermountain West’s first non-surgical, leadless cardiac pacemaker to treat a Logan woman who suffers from atrial fibrillation.

Understanding Thyroid Cancer in the Old and Young

By Jason M. Carlton, APR
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Elder L. Tom Perry, a top-ranking leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, passed away from thyroid cancer on Saturday, May 30, less than two months after he was diagnosed with the disease. While thyroid cancer is a relatively common type of cancer, it is usually highly curable. However, the type of thyroid cancer Perry had is rare, and it has a nearly zero percent cure rate. 

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

By Jason M. Carlton, APR
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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.