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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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...

Hepatitis C: The End Is Near

Fact: Hepatitis C is the most common chronic viral infection in the United States affecting an estimated 2.7 to 7 million people. Fact: Hepatitis C is one of the leading indications for liver transplantation and one...

Not All Jaundice Is Concerning

A 15-year-old high school student stayed up all night to finish a term paper and in the morning, he looked in the mirror and noticed that his eyes were yellow. A 40-year-old woman develops a...

Vaccinations: Important In Liver Disease Care

Vaccination against disease is one of the major advances in medicine and has helped prevent disease in countless individuals. Despite the importance of vaccination, many people in our country do not get the routine vaccinations...

Gut Bacteria And Your Liver

The human body plays host to trillions of microorganisms. There is growing realization that the human body is a “super” ecosystem where the host, i.e. the body, lives in harmony with these large number of...

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