Latest by Eli Hendel, M.D.

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 puts you at risk of vision loss. If you also have obstructive sleep apnea, that risk goes even higher.

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.

Looking Deeper into the Safety of Melatonin

Melatonin is commonly used as a sleep aid but its supplement status poses some safety issues. Here’s the low down on melatonin.

Untreated Childhood Sleep Apnea Harms Brain

Childhood sleep apnea often goes undiagnosed and can harm brain cells linked to cognition and mood.

What Happens After You Quit Smoking?

Quitting smoking can be hard, but you may recover faster than you expect. Here's what happens to your body days, months, and years after quitting smoking.

Dry Drowning: What to Know After You Leave the Water

Though rare, dry drowning can occur up to 24 hours after you leave the pool, ocean, or even the bathtub. Learn about its cause and prevention.