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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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...

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...

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Skin And Liver, Liver And Skin

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Blakeman Unveils Memorial Day Initiative

Nassau County Executive Bruce A. Blakeman joined Veterans, Members of the Women’s Auxiliary, Active Duty Military, representatives of Scouts BSA and Girl Scouts and...
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