Eli Hendel, M.D.

Health Professional

Eli Hendel, M.D., is a board-certified internist/pulmonary specialist with board certification in Sleep Medicine. An Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Keck-University of Southern California School of Medicine, and Qualified Medical Examiner for the State of California Department of Industrial Relations, his areas include asthma, COPD, sleep disorders, obstructive sleep apnea, and occupational lung diseases. Favorite hobby? Playing jazz music.

Conditions Covered:Asthma, COPD, Sleep Disorders

Latest by Eli Hendel, M.D.

Thunderstorm Asthma: How Weather Can Affect Allergens

Have you ever wondered if your asthma may be extremely sensitive to weather changes like thunderstorms? Learn how storms are tied to allergens in the air.

What is Valley Fever?

Learn more about valley fever, a strange and rare fungal infection of the lungs.

What's the Link Between Daytime Sleepiness and Risk of Dementia?

As a sleep medicine expert, Dr. Hendel thinks it’s worth asking if there’s an association between dementia and the consequences of sleep instability.

Dangers of Vaping: What You Need to Know

E-cigarettes, or vaporizers, are increasingly popular with young people. Learn about the dangers of vaping, including exposure to toxic metals and acute respiratory illness.

Non-smoking Asthmatics Have Emphysema Risk

Severe asthma can cause emphysema in people even if they have never smoked. Learn how these conditions affect the lungs, airways, and ultimately, the ability to breath.

Can Herbs Play a Role In Asthma Therapy?

Learn about some of the most common herbs and natural remedies that may help asthma treatment through their anti-inflammatory properties.

Biologic Medicines for Asthma: Understanding Clinical Trials

Learn how severe asthma treatments have gone through clinical trials and have shifted to a more personalized approach.

The Role of Regenerative Medicine in Laryngeal Cancer

Can a person with cancer of the larynx’s own stem cells be used to recreate a healthy voice box?

Lucid Dreaming: What Does It Feel Like?

Some believe that if we can alter the contents of a dream, we can better address our fears.

Is This Form of THC a Game-Changer for Sleep Apnea?

A recent study on treatment involves a rather controversial medicinal agent: Dronabinol.