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Latest by Eli Hendel, M.D.

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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.

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Risk Factors

Asthmatics at Higher Risk for Developing Shingles

Shingles is a viral infection that causes an excruciatingly painful rash. The virus is caused by the varicella-zoster virus - the same virus that causes chicken pox.

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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?

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Living With

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.

THC chemical formula.
Medication

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

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

Frustrated woman unable to sleep.
Treatment

Do Sleep Disorders Contribute to Infertility Issues?

Could your troubles with getting a good night’s sleep also be linked to your troubles conceiving?

Medical stethoscope, device for asthmatics and sheet of paper with test results.
Treatment

Treating Severe Asthma

Managing and treating severe asthma requires different strategies depending on frequency of attacks and dosages of controller medication.

Close-up of asthma inhaler with doctor using laptop in the background.

Severe Asthma: Using Phenotype Testing

We discuss the use of phenotypes to identify people who are likely to develop resistant asthma — asthma that does not respond well to treatment.