Jason M Carlton

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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.

Proper Use of Antibiotics can Keep Your Family Safe from "SuperBugs"

By Jason M Carlton
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Bacteria are an important part of the body’s normal digestive track. But when those bacteria grow out of control and enter other areas of the body, they can cause serious infections. If the bacteria become resistant to antibiotic treatment, they become what is known as a ‘Superbug’, which is life-threatening.

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.