Colds, Viruses, and Sleep Apnea

Have you ever wondered by some people never get colds? Why do other people get colds at the drop of a sneeze? An opinion piece recently published in the New York Times explains away a common myth—that you have to strengthen your immune system to fight a cold. His argument is that your symptoms of […]

Is That Scratchy Throat Really A Cold? The Case Against Strep Throat (Part 1)

Here's a typical patient that I see 2-3 time every day in my practice: A young woman comes in complaining of waking up Sunday morning with a sore and scratchy throat. She thinks she may have caught her husband's cold, since she is also experiencing some sweats, low-grade fever and unrefreshing sleep. I ask repeatedly […]

When Your Cold Is Not A Cold

Every time you get a cold, notice how it usually starts in the throat with a tickle, a scratch, or a slight cough. It then progresses into chest congestion or travels up into the ears and the sinuses. You’ll have a low grade fever, mild chills, and a runny nose. Even if you start out […]

Sleep Apnea and Rat Sperm Flow Dynamics

Some of my patients have asked me how I got interested in sleep apnea. I’ve always thought that it was a gradual process that began early in private practice, culminating in my eureka moment that I describe in my book after our first two children were born. But recently, I finally realized what gave me […]

When Your Cold is Not a Cold

  In our current age of economic recession and flu epidemics, experiencing hoarseness or a sore throat can conjure up worst-case scenarios. What I’ve noticed in more recent months is that more and more people with these two symptoms are coming in concerned about throat or lung cancer. If you feel a lump in your […]