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Latest by Eli Hendel, M.D.

Man sleeping wearing CPAP mask for sleep apnea.
Treatment

Overcoming CPAP Compliance Issues

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) often requires treatment with a CPAP. Learn about ways to make CPAP masks more comfortable and easier to use.

Sparse bedroom, bed, nightstand and lamp.
Complications

Keep COPD Triggers Out of the Bedroom

Remove these common COPD triggers from your bedroom to help you breath and sleep better.

Man about to take a triflo breath test.
Treatment

Understanding Pulmonary Rehabilitation

An in-depth look at what some consider the most effective therapy for COPD.

Senior man with an oxygen mask.
Treatment

Health Organizations That Treat Severe Asthma

The three health organizations who address severe asthma, and the treatments they use.

Teen age male up late on phone.
Alternative Treatment

Does CPAP Help Teens Avoid OSA Complications?

Many teenagers with OSA do not appreciate that they have a serious medical problem. That’s not good.

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.