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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Maintaining A Healthy Liver

Summer is here and the time is right for thinking about getting and staying healthy. It is a time to be outdoors, to exercise and to eat right. Now is the time to prepare ourselves...

What Happens When You Have High Blood Iron Levels

“My doctor told me that my blood iron levels are high. I am a 45 year-old father of two young boys. I feel fine and am healthy. Do I need to be concerned?” This is a...

The Most Common Liver Disease

Non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFLD) is the most common liver disease in the United States, affecting more than 60 million Americans. Previously thought to be benign, it has become the leading indication for liver transplantation in...

Understanding Liver Disease In Women

While there have been great strides in increasing awareness of many conditions that affect women, there is one that often flies under the radar—liver disease. Many women are surprised to learn that liver disease is...

Autoimmune Hepatitis: A Common But Often Missed Diagnosis

Autoimmune hepatitis is a form of chronic liver disease that is very common in our area, usually affecting young women. Often, however, its diagnosis is delayed or missed as it does not have specific symptoms...

Skin And Liver, Liver And Skin

The liver is the largest internal organ in the body while the skin is the body’s largest overall organ. Many liver problems will manifest on the skin and an astute observer can diagnosis liver conditions...

Hepatitis A: What You Need To Know

Although we have discussed this before, I think it is important to write about it again. Over the last year, there have been several major outbreaks of hepatitis A around the country including one in...

New Therapies To Decrease Bleeding Risk In Liver Disease

People with cirrhosis often are noted to have a low platelet count. Platelets are essentially blood cells that are involved with clotting. While low platelets are not inherently dangerous, people with low platelets are at...

Screening For Cancer: What To Look For

Cancer screening saves lives. Despite this, screening for cancer is not utilized as widely as recommended in the United States. In liver disease, patients with cirrhosis of any cause should be screened regularly with imaging...

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