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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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...

The Role Of The Liver

The liver is the largest internal organ and unlike the kidneys or the lungs, there is only one in the body. It is a metabolically active organ that has several general functions and is often...

The ABCs Of Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is curable in 98 percent of people who are infected. The number of baby boomers with hepatitis C is on the decline. The World Health Organization has set a goal of eliminating hepatitis...

Liver Transplantation Comes To Long Island

On May 31, 2019, the New York State Department of Health approved North Shore University Hospital’s Program in Liver Transplantation. This program, which is now open, is the first and only liver transplant center on...

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