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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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...

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...



Year In Review—Full Issue—Dec. 19, 2018


Shark Week 2016

Each year, Discovery Channel chums the waters of educational television with Shark Week—an ode to the ocean’s most awesome and efficient predator. This year’s...

Top Hat Brings The Bayou To Bellmore

Louisiana cuisine exists in a world of striking descriptors—it’s a world of alligators and mud bugs, of dark roux and Fat Tuesdays, of Cajun...

Get The Inside Scoop At Ben & Jerry’s

  If you’ve always wanted to see how ice cream is made, a trip to picturesque Waterbury, Vermont, offers many treats, especially at the Ben...

Gillen Taps Blakeman As Deputy

New supervisor also picks executive team As one of her first official personnel moves, Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen appointed Councilman Bruce Blakeman of...