Eli Hendel, M.D.

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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.

Latest by Eli Hendel, M.D.

Opioids in doctor office.
Medication

From a Doctor's Perspective: The Opioid Crisis in the Office Setting

The opioid crisis has changed the way we think about pain. Addictions typically associated with street drugs now often start in the doctor’s office.

Doctor discussing dangers of opioid pain relievers with a patient.
Medication

Reasons for Overprescribing Opioids: What a Doctor Wants You to Know

New measures have been developed to limit unnecessary opioid prescriptions but will how successful will they be?

Nurse checking a hospitalized patient's breathing.
Risk Factors

Racial Disparities in Asthma Risk and Outcomes

Despite great progress in the diagnosis and treatment of asthma, there seems to be a divide between black and white patients' access to care.

Mother with questions for doctor about asthma inhaler for her child's doctor.
Inhalers

Why Can't I Get the Asthma Inhaler I Need?

Discuss your choices of asthma medications with your doctor. Weigh the convenience and cost and make an informed decision.

Primatene Mist.
Medication

Primatene Mist Inhaler Available Again

The original Primatene MIST, a go-to over-the counter inhaler for many people suffering with asthma, was taken off the market in 2011.

Smoke effects on heart and lungs in x-ray.
Complications

Risk of COPD and Heart Failure

Is having a diagnosis of COPD and heart failure a predictor of earlier death? Find out the connection between these conditions.

Stressed teenage boy talking to his doctor.
Living With

Stressed with Asthma? You're Not Alone

Severe asthma doesn't just affect your lung and respiratory health. It can really affect your mental health and other aspects of life.

Changing air filter in home.
Living With

Do HEPA Filters Help With Asthma Symptoms?

You can’t control weather, winds, vegetation, large fires, or other air quality issues that occur outside. Learn how air filters can help you breathe better.

Obese woman with asthma.
Risk Factors

The Link Between Obesity and Asthma

Obesity could increase your risk of asthma because of changes in your respiratory muscles and other related conditions, according to this study.

Infant exposed to secondhand smoke by parent smoking a cigarette.
Risk Factors

Children and Secondhand Smoke Risks Decades After Exposure

Secondhand smoke exposure during childhood is linked to increase risk of COPD later in life. Learn about the risks of early exposure to smoke.