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.

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

By Jason M. Carlton, APR
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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.

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

By Jason M. Carlton, APR
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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.

Protect your family: Install carbon monoxide alarms

By Jason M. Carlton, APR
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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.