Friday, April 8, 2016

ClearSCOPE and Endoscopy Support Services

You have only one more week to get a special
25% discount
on the new ClearSCOPE Smartphone Adapter!


Endoscopy video provides a valuable tool for patient care, teaching residents, and consulting with other veterinarians and physicians. But traditional recording equipment is expensive, and not always accessible. The ClearSCOPE Smartphone Adapter uses your mobile phone's HD camera, effectively converting it into a portable video tower that fits in the palm of your hand!


Don't let this opportunity pass you by!
Check out our online store to get yours!

And if you want to learn more about the
 ClearSCOPE Smartphone Adapter,
 check out our Product Highlight!


**Please Note: This offer is valid on new online orders place on or before April 15, 2016 ONLY and CANNOT be combined with any other offers**



Thursday, April 7, 2016

World Health Day 2016: Beat diabetes

It's World Health Day!


This year the World Health Organization is focusing
 on beating Diabetes! 

"Background:

In 2008, an estimated 347 million people in the world had diabetes and the prevalence is growing, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. 

In 2012, the disease was the direct cause of some 1.5 million deaths, with more than 80% of those occurring in low- and middle-income countries. WHO projects that diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death by 2030.

Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar, gives us the energy that we need to live. If it cannot get into the cells to be burned as energy, sugar builds up to harmful levels in the blood. 

There are 2 main forms of the diabetes. People with type 1 diabetes typically make none of their own insulin and therefore require insulin injections to survive. People with type 2 diabetes, the form that comprises some 90% of cases, usually produce their own insulin, but not enough or they are unable to use it properly. People with type 2 diabetes are typically overweight and sedentary, 2 conditions that raise a person's insulin needs. 

Over time, high blood sugar can seriously compromise every major organ system in the body, causing heart attacks, strokes, nerve damage, kidney failure, blindness, impotence and infections that can lead to amputations."


"World Health Day 2016: Key Messages

WHO is focusing the next World Health Day, on 7 April 2016, on diabetes because: 

1. The diabetes epidemic is rapidly increasing in many countries, with the documented increase most dramatic in low- and middle-income countries. 

2. A large proportion of diabetes cases are preventable. Simple lifestyle measures have been shown to be effective in preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes. Maintaining normal body weight, engaging in regular physical activity and eating a healthy diet can reduce the risk of diabetes. 

3. Diabetes is treatable. Diabetes can be controlled and managed to prevent complications. Increasing access to diagnosis, self-management education and affordable treatment are vital components of the response. 

4. Efforts to prevent and treat diabetes will be important to achieve the global Sustainable Development Goal 3 target of reducing premature mortality from noncommunicable disease (NCDs) by one-third by 2030. Many sectors of society have a role to play, including governments, employers, educators, manufacturers, civil society, private sector, the media, and individuals themselves."


"Goal of World Health Day 2016: Scale up prevention, strengthen care, and enhance surveillance

The main goals of the World Health Day 2016 
campaign will be to: 

1. Increase awareness about the rise in diabetes, and its staggering burden and consequences, in particular in low- and middle-income countries;

2. Trigger a set of specific, effective and affordable actions to tackle diabetes. These will include steps to prevent diabetes and diagnose, treat and care for people with diabetes; and

3. Launch the first Global report on diabetes, which will describe the burden and consequences of diabetes and advocate for stronger health systems to ensure improved surveillance, enhanced prevention, and more effective management of diabetes."

Check out the original article here

Want to learn more about World Health Day? 
Go over to the official 


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Product Highlight- MLS1 LED Light Source

Have you heard about our
Mini Light Source? 



Portable, bright LED light source for

Rigid

Or

Flexible Endoscopes


These Mini Light Sources are 
compact and battery-powered!


They run on two (2) Li-Ion
 rechargeable batteries. 

Kits include: 
-MLS1 or MLS1F Light Source

-Four (4) RCR 123A Li-Ion Batteries

-Charging station for batteries

-AC/DC power pack 

-Car accessory adapter for battery charging station

-User manual 

Flexible Kit

Rigid Kit

Want to know more? 

Check out our online store or
contact us for more information!


Don't forget to come by next week 
for another Product Highlight!




Sunday, April 3, 2016

AAHA 2016

It's the final day of the 
American Animal Hospital Association 
Yearly Conference!



Don't miss your opportunity to stop by 
Booth 147
for all of your Endoscopy needs!