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Latest by Eli Hendel, M.D.

Young woman with sleep disorder cannot sleep.
Risk Factors

The Challenging Case of REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD)

Symptoms typically consist of violent movements and flailing of the arms and legs during dream periods, which can become a serious problem with a bed partner.

Female doctor adjusting sleep apnea machine on male patient.
Risk Factors

Understanding How Heart Failure and Sleep Apnea Contribute to Mortality

Based on what is already known about sleep disorders and how they complicate heart disease, little effort has been made to aggressively identify and then treat these sleep disorders.

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, 2016 Republican presidential candidate, during a pre-caucus rally at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.
Complications

How Sen. Rand Paul’s Chest Trauma is Affecting His Lungs

How a simple blow to the chest can result in a serious diagnosis.

Clock and stethoscope.
Risk Factors

Daylight Saving Time and Heart Disease Risk

You might think a one-hour change wouldn’t be much of a disruption. But it’s the suddenness of the change that can lead to significant health consequences.

Grace Anne Dorney Koppel and Ted Koppel at the 61st Annual Peabody Awards Luncheon Waldorf=Astoria Hotel May 20, 2002
Living With

Living with COPD: Newsman Ted Koppel's Wife, Grace Shares

How pulmonary rehabilitation has given Grace Koppel many more years to live than expected.

Tractor trailer on highway.
Risk Factors

A Public at Risk: DOT Rejects Sleep-Apnea Testing

This decision to remove sleep-apnea screening comes as a surprise, given recent high-profile incidents involving drowsy truck drivers.

Young black woman smoking cigarette on terrace.
Risk Factors

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.

Moon and alarm clock, lack of sleep concept
Risk Factors

Inconsistent Sleep and Mental Health Risks

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

Young couple in bed, woman cannot sleep because partner is snoring.

How Gender Plays a Role in OSA

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

Steroid inhalers and aerochamber.
Medication

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.