Latest by Eli Hendel, M.D.

Risk Factors

What Exactly is Narcolepsy?

Why is is that people with narcolepsy have trouble staying awake?

Could I Have Narcolepsy?
Diagnosis

Could I Have Narcolepsy?

It’s important to identify and recognize symptoms that point to a diagnosis of narcolepsy. Do you have these signs?

Thunderstorm clouds with lightning to illustrate thunderstorm asthma
Diagnosis

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.

Valley fever, diagnosis.
Diagnosis

What is Valley Fever?

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

Senior man napping in a chair during the day.
Brain

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.

Young woman vaping.
Risk Factors

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.

Doctor explaining mechanics of the lungs on an anatomical model.
Risk Factors

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.

Cordyceps sinensis herb in water.

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.

Doctor viewing lung scan on tablet.
Treatment

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.

Model of the human larynx.
Treatment

Regenerative Medicine in Laryngeal Cancer

Can people with hard-to-treat laryngeal cancer get a healthy new voice box built from their own stem cells?