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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Can New York Reach Target Hepatitis Elimination Goals?

The World Health Organization has established the goal of the elimination of hepatitis C infection by 2030. The elimination targets are to diagnose 90 percent of people with hepatitis C, treat 80 percent of those...

I Am Afraid

I am afraid to take a walk. I am afraid to take the subway. I am afraid to drive to work. I am afraid, I am afraid, I am afraid. These are the statements that...

The Lesser Known: Hepatitis D

Viral hepatitis is common and the best-known viruses causing hepatitis are types A, B and C. Little known, but important, is delta hepatitis or hepatitis D. While delta hepatitis affects about 15-20 million worldwide compared...

Hepatitis B: Don’t Forget Me

In the world of COVID, hepatitis B, a common and potentially deadly virus, should not be forgotten. It can cause both acute and chronic disease. Although not commonly seen, some people with acute hepatitis B...

COVID-19 Rounds Out 2020

2020 is over and perhaps that is the only good thing that we can say about it. If I had an eraser and could erase the year in its entirety, I surely would. It is...

COVID-19 And Vaccines

Vaccination against disease is one of the major advances in medicine and has helped prevent disease in countless individuals. Despite the importance of vaccination, many people in our country do not get the routine vaccinations...

How COVID-19 Can Affect The Liver

The question always arises regarding COVID and the liver. While COVID causes abnormal liver tests in more than half of infected patients, the vast majority have no long-term liver sequalae. What has affected the liver...

How Does Your Skin Look?

The skin is the window to the body and many systemic diseases manifest with specific skin findings. Many liver problems will manifest on the skin and an astute observer can diagnosis liver conditions by carefully...

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,...

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Milleridge Inn Offers COVID-Safe Easter

The COVID pandemic has impacted every facet of our lives. Easter services, the renowned Long Island Easter Car Show, and Easter egg hunts, among...

Stuck With Sherlock: The Life And Times Of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“It’s elementary, my dear Watson.” Those words by Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle’s most beloved character, are ingrained in the literary conscience, right up...

Life After Amazon

Long Island business and political leaders are still dealing with the shock of Amazon’s decision to cancel its planned development in Long Island City....

Dolce Cafe & Gelateria Churns Traditional Italian Treats

Crossing over Hempstead Turnpike headed south on Franklin Avenue into Franklin Square, you’re greeted for the most part by blue collar storefronts featuring a...
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