By: Marc Blitstein / President & CEO

Customer feedback, positive or negative, whether from a reseller of our products or a consumer, has truly helped make ADC a better company. And though we all love when a customer heaps praise on our products or services, it is the criticisms that drive change in a company responsive to its customers’ needs. We learn something new every day.

By: Carole Vande Velde / Director of Marketing

There’s never a wrong time to prioritize health, but Men’s Health Week offers a perfect opportunity to focus on prevention and education. New data from CDC show a slight rise in death rates in the U.S., the first increase in years. For men, heart disease remains the top cause of death, with high blood pressure (also called hypertension) a major risk factor.

By: Marc Blitstein / President & CEO

May is High Blood Pressure Awareness Month, a great time to share news about blood pressure measurement and hypertension. We discuss study results comparing readings from noninvasive blood pressure monitors to those obtained by manual measurement, along with a new meta-analysis that confirms what most would agree is a logical conclusion: lower blood pressure is better.

By: Carole Vande Velde / Director of Marketing

At ADC, our commitment to feature-rich products isn’t just about what we sell, it also defines our approach to service and support. That’s why we’re always working to improve the ADC experience – before, during, and after your purchase. To that end, we’ve launched two new features on our website that we think you’ll find helpful: MSRP pricing and expanded design themes.

By: Cindy Maley / Product Manager

Unlike some of our competitors, we believe that performance still trumps aesthetics when it comes to a pro-grade stethoscope (well, any stethoscope for that matter). While we get how important style and personalization have become, a stethoscope’s true worth is based on its acoustic capabilities and build quality -- and not on a clever name for a royal blue tube.

By: Marc Blitstein / President & CEO

Two recent meta-analysis studies, one in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and one in the International Journal of Cardiology, examined the correlation between green and black tea consumption and lower blood pressure values, finding not just a strong association but suggesting that higher consumption levels produced increasingly greater health benefits.

By: Marc Blitstein / President & CEO

ADC has been globally sourcing the world’s finest medical device components for more than 30 years. When we started there was something of a mystique to importing. It was a big scary world and few understood how to import or had the skills necessary to successfully traverse the globe. In the ensuing decades, a lot has changed, and there are good and bad sides to these megatrends.

By: Michael Falco / Quality Manager

Over the years, the importance of maintaining a healthy blood pressure has become increasingly apparent. While monitoring in the doctor’s office provides a snapshot, home monitoring is an ideal method of seeing the big picture. The trick, of course, is making sure that it is done right! So how do you ensure that blood pressure is taken properly at home?

By: Marc Blitstein / President & CEO

We recently blogged about Breast Cancer Awareness Month, perhaps the best known health-related cause celebrated each year. But there’s a second outstanding cause in October – one far less well known, but just as important: National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month. Our participation in this cause is much more personal and began more than a quarter century ago.

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