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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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...

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...

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