Exergen Reminds Consumers About the Importance of an Accurate Temperature Reading as a Critical Health Indicator During Cold and Flu Season

, | January 15, 2024


The most accurate thermometer on the market, used and trusted by the top hospitals across the U.S., is available through Exergen.com and select retailers nationwide

WATERTOWN, Mass., Dec. 11, 2023 – Exergen, a leading manufacturer of thermometers and maker of the most accurate thermometer on the market, reminds consumers to be proactive about their health as cold and flu season continues to pick up steam. In recent years, there has been debate surrounding the definition of “normal” body temperature, highlighting the importance of having an accurate thermometer readily available. An Exergen thermometer can identify critical shifts in temperature that suggest or confirm illness before more serious medical attention may be necessary.
Body temperature, a key indicator of illness, is a crucial vital sign in determining the need for medical attention and severity of illness. Exergen thermometers have emerged as the go-to choice for medical professionals and top hospitals across the country, according to a recent Newsweek article listed the top U.S. hospitals in each state. All of these hospitals use the Exergen Thermometer to provide high quality patient care.
“As both a mom and a doctor, I rely on Exergen thermometers to proactively monitor my family’s and patients’ health, especially as cold and flu season gains momentum.” said Dr. Audrey Sue Cruz, a Board-Certified Internal Medicine Physician and Electrical Engineer who recently partnered with Exergen to help educate the public about the importance of being vigilant about accurate temperature readings when evaluating symptoms of illness. “The accuracy of Exergen’s thermometers gives me confidence in quickly and reliably assessing body temperatures. This enables me and my patients, along with family and friends, to make prompt and informed decisions on what level of medical care might be necessary. In both my professional and personal life, I trust Exergen thermometers and believe they should be a staple in everyone’s home or office this cold and flu season.”
According to a 2020 Stanford University School of Medicine study, the average body temperature may have fallen over the years and 98.6 degrees is no longer a one-size-fits-all measurement, leading many towards questioning what a “normal” reading should look like. Exergen is an innovator in helping consumers and medical professionals measure temperature, offering accurate, fast, and non-invasive readings that people can trust. This is ideal for diagnosing illness and determining the severity of symptoms. The Exergen thermometer has been favored in the medical community for its superior performance and ease of use, allowing providers to make informed decisions about patient care.

“As the global leader in accurate thermometry, we understand the evolving nature of healthcare systems, and we know how important accuracy is in any professional or at-home setting when taking a person’s temperature, especially when evaluating children, elderly and immunocompromised individuals who are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illnesses like influenza or COVID-19,” said Dr. Frank Pompei, Founder and CEO of Exergen. “We are proud to be the thermometer of choice for medical professionals and top hospitals across the nation and are committed to accuracy and innovation. We see it as our responsibility to empower people to be proactive about monitoring their health effectively during cold and flu season and beyond.”
Exergen recently commended the FDA for its updated webpage acknowledging the limitations of noncontact infrared thermometers (NCITs), emphasizing factors affecting accuracy, as the company reinforces its commitment to providing the most accurate thermometer on the market. For detailed information, visit Exergen’s website.

For individuals, families and health professionals seeking reliable temperature measurement tools, Exergen offers a wide range of thermometers designed for both clinical and home use. Committed to both accuracy and innovation, Exergen empowers people to monitor their health effectively and encourages consumers to stay proactive this time of year by monitoring their body temperature frequently.
For additional information or to purchase an Exergen thermometer, visit www.exergen.com.

About Exergen Corporation
Exergen invented, manufactures, and markets two series of the TemporalScanner thermometer: a professional version for hospitals and clinics, and a consumer version sold in major retailers nationwide. More than three billion temperatures are taken each year with TemporalScanners. Used in thousands of hospitals and clinics across the country as well as in millions of
homes, TemporalScanners are the #1 preference of pediatricians, nurses, and parents.
The ExergenTemporalScanner’s accuracy is supported by more than 100 peer-reviewed published clinical studies covering all ages from preterm infants to geriatrics and all care areas from hospitals to homes. Exergen has also long been a leader in nursing. For nearly 20 years, it has been part of the nursing profession’s educational curriculum. Published textbooks from 2005 to present include Exergen thermometers and have set nurse training standards, relied upon in thousands of nursing programs nationwide.

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