Jason M Carlton

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.

Parkinson's Disease: Symptoms and Treatments

By Jason M Carlton

Robin Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider, recently revealed that her husband was not only battling depression and anxiety, but also the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. While there is no cure for this degenerative disease, there are treatments to help control the symptoms associated with the disease. 

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

By Jason M Carlton

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.

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

By Jason M Carlton

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.