David Bernstein

David Bernstein, MD, is a columnist for Long Island Weekly and chief of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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Fewer Hospital Admissions For  Common Health Issues 

What happened to non-COVID conditions in the COVID-era? 

The Specialist: In Support Of Health Care Workers

The American healthcare worker has risen to the occasion and met the challenge head-on.

Hope For Treating COVID-19

Medical science is feverishly working to develop and test treatments for COVID-19.

Viruses Can Cause False Liver Test Reads

Many different viruses can cause abnormal liver tests and at this time of year. As we are in the midst of “flu season”, we are seeing many people with unexplained, very high liver tests. Most...

The Future Of Treating Liver Disease

2020 brings with it significant hope for advancements in liver disease across many different conditions. We will see the first medication approved for the treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Fatty liver disease is the...

Preventing Hepatitis A

Outbreaks of hepatitis A continue to be reported throughout the country. Since 2016, there have been more than 28,000 cases associated with single site exposures in 30 states, resulting in more than 17,000 hospitalizations and...

Alcohol And The Liver

When cures for hepatitis C were found in 2014, liver specialists and epidemiologists predicted an overall decrease in liver related deaths in the United States. Unfortunately, that has not happened. In fact, deaths from cirrhosis...

What’s Good For The Liver?

One of the most important questions people ask at their doctor’s office regards any trends in diet and exercise that are good for them and their liver. With so much information available, people just don’t...

Alcohol By Volume

“But I only drink a glass or two wine at dinner, that’s not really alcohol so how can I have a liver problem?” I hear this a lot as many people have a true misunderstanding...



GDGC Sponsors Free Elder Law Hotline On May 4

In recognition of National Older Americans Month this May, Genser Dubow Genser & Cona (GDGC), an elder law and estate planning firm based in...

Vacation & Travel—Full Issue—November 7, 2018


Hope For The Warriors Awarded Grant

Hope For The Warriors recently announced being awarded a grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF). Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit...

Trader Joe’s: A Chocolate Lover’s Paradise

Trader Joe’s is many things to different people—a health food store, a junk food store, their neighborhood produce market, a go-to place for a...

The End Is Near

Travelers stay close, but go far, at Montauk Montauk has long been a travel destination for vacationers looking for a sophisticated beach locale with plenty of...