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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Liver Transplants Are Option For Cancer

Hepatocellular carcinoma, also called hepatoma or primary liver cancer, is the solid organ tumor whose incidence is rising the most rapidly in the United States. This type of cancer should not be confused with metastatic...

Many Viruses Associated With Hepatitis

There are many infectious causes of hepatitis and most people are familiar the common ones, aptly named hepatitis A, B, C, D and E. While these are best known, there are many other viruses which...

May Is Hepatitis Awareness Month

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month and 2016 is an especially important year. Hepatitis B and hepatitis C can become chronic, life-long infections which can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. Millions of Americans are living...

Chronic Liver Disease Treatment Advances

The treatments of chronic liver disease have improved dramatically over the past 10 years with new, potent and effective therapies available for conditions such as hepatitis B and C and soon to be available for...

Hepatitus B-Affected Patients Are Asymptomatic

Hepatitis B affects more than 300 million people worldwide and more than 2 million Americans. The New York area has some of the highest rates of hepatitis B in the U.S. secondary to our diversity....

Alternative Medicines On The Rise

The use of alternative medicines for the treatment of systemic disease continues to rise in the United States. There are many different types of alternative medicines including homeopathic and naturopathic therapies, mind-body interventions, herbs and...

Combating Colon Cancer

Colorectal (colon) cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Colon cancer affects men and women equally. Approximately 50,000 people in the United States are expected to die from colorectal cancer...

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The Way To Mom’s Heart Every Day? Chocolate!

I have always believed that the best way to show someone you love them is to cook for them. Cooking for someone takes thought,...

Long Islanders at the Fancy Food Show

By Lyn and Arthur Dobrin Imagine they’ve combined all the specialty food markets you can think of—Zabars, Dean & DeLuca, Iavarrone, Eataly, Uncle Giuseppe’s, Grace’s...
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