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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Abnormal Liver Tests Explained

The most common reason for abnormal liver tests in the United States are fatty liver and medication induced liver injury. People with underlying liver diseases may be at greater risk of this but many times,...

Pandemic Leads To Increased Alcohol Consumption 

Whether this increased use is a result of boredom, depression or “internet” cocktail parties, the effects being seen in the medical community are dramatic.

Can Coffee Benefit Your Liver? 

Coffee has been shown to have numerous medical benefits.

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...



Rollin’ And Tumblin’ And Truckin’ Along

Tedeschi Trucks Band has got some serious soul. The blues rock group is fresh out of the studio, having just finished their latest record....

New Online Training Program For Mental Health

The School Mental Health Resource & Training Center, an initiative of the Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. (MHANYS), has launched a...

Property Tax Exemptions Workshop For Nassau County Residents – August 8

If you live in and are the owner of a home, condominium or cooperative apartment (co-op), you may qualify for hundreds of dollars in...

In The Kitchen: Simmer Down With Hilary Duff

Sharing one of her favorite recipes for tailgating and fall fêtes with girlfriends, Hilary Duff, like anyone ready to welcome fall, loves a good,...

9/11 Patriot Day Observances

Since 2001, thousands of families, neighbors and friends have gathered each year to honor the memories of their loved ones who perished in the...