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.

By: Marc Blitstein / President & CEO

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and it’s likely we’re all touched in some way by this terrible disease. Thanks to the American Cancer Society and dramatic improvements in cancer research, treatment, and early detection, millions of women are surviving breast cancer today. But that research takes money. Find out how ADC is taking part in the effort.

By: Marc Blitstein / President & CEO

We’re pleased to announce the publication of Catalog 123. Our full line, 156-page book features hundreds of new items plus the thousands of ADC products that have become industry standards for quality and value. Authorized dealers receive a copy in the mail, but anyone can download a digital PDF copy. What better way to keep it handy wherever you are?

By: Michael Falco / Quality Manager

In previous posts, we’ve reviewed the 10 Steps to Accurate Manual Blood Pressure Measurement and 10 Factors That Can Affect Blood Pressure Readings. As important as these details are, accurate measurement also requires two things: A trained clinician and capable, well-maintained equipment. Learn more about keeping your sphygmomanometer properly calibrated.

By: Marc Blitstein / President & CEO

July 26 marks the silver anniversary of the ADA, designed to ensure equal access, accommodation, and opportunities for individuals with disabilities. While we’re not a huge fan of regulation, as it often leads to over-regulation, we do believe it is a moral imperative to remove physical or other barriers to those with disabilities, in work and in life.

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