By: Marc Blitstein / President & CEO

I am very excited to announce the launch of our expanded line of EENT products, also known as physical exam instruments. It is a category we’ve been working on for years. The new line of 3.5V instruments includes Otoscopes, Ophthalmoscopes, a Throat Illuminator, and a Dermascope in a variety of platforms, like portable sets, desk sets, and wall mounted modular systems.

By: Cindy Maley / Product Manager

Study after study has demonstrated the value of regularly monitoring your blood pressure at home. The 2013 WHO paper on hypertension urges home measurement. But how do you go about selecting an instrument when there are literally dozens of brands and hundreds of models of home BP monitors from which to choose? We offer advice on finding the one that’s right for you.

By: Marc Blitstein / President & CEO

According to new research published in the AHA’s journal Hypertension, home blood pressure monitoring kits can saving insurance companies money by improving healthcare quality and reducing healthcare costs. Researchers found that for each dollar invested in home monitoring kits, insurance companies could expect a return on investment of $.85 to $3.75 in the first year.

By: Marc Blitstein / President & CEO

Okay, blood pressure probably isn’t that much fun, and hypertension is downright somber. But just because this key vital sign is serious doesn’t mean the device that measures BP – the sphygmomanometer – can’t be fun. So say hello to our new Designer Cuff series, five prints that can help put a smile on the face of even the most harried practitioner or nervous patient.

By: Cindy Maley / Product Manager

ADC manufactures four different cardiology scopes, each tailored to different requirements and preferences. But first let’s dispel a bit of a misnomer: though the name suggests otherwise, ADC’s cardiology scopes are not just for cardiologists. Because they are all remarkably affordable, they're suitable for any professional that wants the very best in an acoustic scope.

By: Marc Blitstein / President & CEO

In this day and age of disruptive technology, crowd funding, and the anonymity of e-commerce, personal business relationships still matter. From the person that packs your order to the customer service representative that answers your technical question to the buyer that negotiated the contract with the supplier, real people aren't obsolete just yet.

By: Marc Blitstein / President & CEO

Have you ever obtained a blood pressure reading that was higher than expected? Whether as a patient, or caregiver, the likelihood of high readings is not uncommon. Most people – health care professionals included – do not realize just how volatile blood pressure can be. It is changing constantly – minute by minute in response to both physical and psychological stimuli.

By: Cindy Maley / Product Manager

Unlike choosing a stethoscope, where the selection often comes down to personal preference and budget, aneroid sphygmomanometers are produced in vastly different designs for fairly specific applications. Let’s start by identifying the three basic aneroid designs: pocket, palm, and clock. These descriptions refer to the gauge portion of the instrument.

By: Marc Blitstein / President & CEO

A couple months ago we penned the blog “What’s Growing on Your Stethoscope,” in an effort to remind our readers of the importance of regularly cleaning their scopes. And this past week major media outlets all reported what a number of studies have long ago confirmed: that the vast majority of scope chestpieces are vectors for a variety of bacteria and viruses.

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