Latest by Eli Hendel, M.D.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.