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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CBD And Your Liver

The legalization of recreational marijuana in many states and the widespread use of cannabidiol (CBD) brings up many possible questions and concerns regarding the use of these substances in people with and without liver disease....

Liver Cancer 101

Primary liver cancer, also called hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) or hepatoma, is a cancer that arises from within the liver. It is the solid organ tumor whose incidence is rising most rapidly in the United States...

Latest Treatments For Fatty Liver Disease

The accumulation of fat in the liver is the most common liver disease in the United States. While it is benign in the vast majority of affected persons, this condition can lead to advanced liver...

Got Milk Thistle?

Milk thistle. It seems like everyone with liver issues is taking milk thistle. People have heard through the grapevine that this herb is the cure-all for all liver diseases, especially hepatitis C. If you search...

2018: A Liver Year In Review

The year 2018 was an exciting year in liver diseases. It saw much progress to diagnosing, treating and providing improved access to care. Hepatitis C There were no new treatments introduced for hepatitis C this previously killer...

The ABCs Of PBC

Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a common autoimmune disease that primarily affects the small bile ducts within the liver. For uncertain reasons, it is particularly common on Long Island. PBC affects the small bile ducts...

The Many Forms Of Hepatitis

One of the common misconceptions regarding liver disease and hepatitis is that it is highly contagious. This is not correct and I wanted to take some time to clarify this issue. Definitions are a wonderful...

Alcohol And Your Liver

As we say goodbye to another summer and begin to plan for the change in seasons and upcoming sports seasons, we also begin to think of alcohol use and how it affects us. With the...

Liver Disease: More Than An Epidemic

Liver disease has become an epidemic in the United States. Despite new therapies on almost all fronts, the incidence of new liver disease is clearly on the rise and nearly one in three Americans have...

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