Latest by Eli Hendel, M.D.

Why Menthol Cigarettes Are More Dangerous

Many smokers believe that menthol cigarettes are safer. But research suggests that their health risks are even greater than regular cigarettes.

Inconsistent Sleep and Mental Health Risks

Studies suggest that not getting enough sleep can impact physical and mental wellbeing.

How Gender Plays a Role in OSA

Research suggests men and women experience sleep apnea and its complications differently.

Are Inhaled Steroids Risky for COPD Patients?

COPD patients commonly use inhaled corticosteroids on a regular basis for maintenance of their condition. Here are the latest guidelines for their safe use.

Asthma Trends: Higher Costs, More Serious Hospitalizations

Patients are more likely to visit an emergency department because of the high cost of medicine and doctor visits to treat asthma. Here’s what researchers found.

Do Sleep Problems Signal Alzheimer's Is Coming?

Research suggests that having sleep problems may be an early indicator of Alzheimer’s disease risk.

Eyesight Loss with Diabetes Worsened by OSA

Diabetes raises the risk of vision loss. Having obstructive sleep apnea makes that scenario worse.

New AASM Guidelines for Insomnia Treatment

American Academy of Sleep Medicine releases new guidelines for drug-based management of chronic insomnia.

Noninvasive Ventilation for COPD: A Promising Treatment

For hospitalized COPD patients who have breathing difficulties not severe enough for intubation, noninvasive ventilation helps, studies show.

Why Do COPD Inhalers Cost So Much?

Inhaler costs are a particular challenge for patients who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.