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DAD CAN STICK IT IN KID'S EAR ON FATHER'S DAY

 DAD CAN STICK IT IN KID'S EAR ON FATHER'S DAY
 SAN DIEGO, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Women have been struggling with


the Mommy Track for years as they try to juggle work and kids. Now, men are getting into the act.
 Studies show that more than half of all women of child-bearing age work full-time, giving fathers new opportunities and responsibilities, the most important of which is helping to raise the kids. Some men are taking off weeks or months after a child is born. Others are going even further, diverting their careers, perhaps permanently, to help raise families.
 More and more men on this Daddy Track are now facing the same child-rearing challenges that have daunted mothers for decades. But dads are mastering sick child care responsibilites by sticking it in their kids' ears -- a thermometer that is.
 The tedious and often aggravating process of temperature-taking has been improved dramatically for dads of the '90s, thanks to a revolutionary thermometer called the Thermoscan Instant Thermometer (Model HM-1). The hand-held unit is the first tympanic (ear) thermometer specifically designed for home use. It retails for around $119.95, a fraction of the cost of professional units that physicians and hospitals around the country will use to take more than 300 million temperatures this year.
 "Look at the value of Thermoscan for anxious dads who face middle-of-the-night fevers and fussy children. The Thermoscan can be the answer to otherwise nightmarish situations that frequently arise when using traditional thermometers," said John Trenary, president of Thermoscan Inc. "We've designed Thermoscan so even inexperienced fathers will find this thermometer safe and easy to use."
 Thermoscan's safe, finger tip-sized probe is positioned snugly in the ear. When an activation button is pushed, the thermometer measures the infrared heat generated by the eardrum and surrounding tissue and displays a digital reading in less than one second. The ear is an accurate indicator of true core body temperature because of its proximity to the hypothalamus, the body's "thermostat."
 Unlike traditional thermometers that may take up to five minutes to record a temperature, the accuracy of tympanic thermometers is not dependent upon being in place for an extended length of time, nor is it impacted by external factors such as eating, drinking and breathing through the mouth.
 Infrared tympanic thermometers are also much safer than conventional methods because they eliminate potential risks such as rectal perforation, breakage of glass mercury thermometers, and cross-contamination due to mucus membrane contact, which is not possible in the ear.
 Thermoscan is available at Macy's, Robinsons, Bullocks and select independent pharmacies, and through specialty catalogues, including The Sharper Image, Brookstone and Hammacher Schlemmer.
 Founded by the same professionals who developed the Interplak Home Plaque Removal Instrument, Thermoscan Inc. is a medical equipment company based in San Diego.
 Consumers can call 1-800-EAR-TEMPtm for the location of the nearest store.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: Photos, interviews, product samples and B-roll available on request from Maureen McDonald at Stoorza, Ziegaus & Metzger, 619-236-1332.
 /CONTACT: Betsy Winsett of Thermoscan, 619-535-9600; or Barbara Bishop, 213-891-2822, or Maureen McDonald, 619-236-1332, both of Stoorza Ziegaus & Metzger for Thermoscan/ CO: Thermoscan Inc. ST: California IN: SU:


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