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CornerStone - Vol. 24, No. 1 spring 2014

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More Than Skin Deep: One Woman's Dramatic Weight Loss Journey

When Kristen Mehmedi had her daughter four years ago, she did not like to have her photograph taken. At 5' 4", she weighed 320 pounds at her highest weight and was uncomfortable with her appearance. There are not many photos, if any, of her with her then-newborn child.



Now, at 148 pounds, she takes "selfies" all the time with her one-year-old son, and her Facebook page is filled with confident photos of the 29-year-old Bayshore resident.

"I'm a ‘selfie' queen," said Ms. Mehmedi recently, laughing.

But it's more than skin-deep: Ms. Mehmedi says that the bariatric (weight loss) surgery she underwent at Winthrop-University Hospital, performed by Alexander Barkan, MD, FACS, has changed her life.

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Overcoming Pancreatic Cancer is Music to One Man's Ears

Weight loss, extreme fatigue and gastrointestinal discomfort following a cruise to Bermuda might have been luck in disguise for 73-year-old Bob Serrao of Northport. It was these very symptoms that prompted Mr. Serrao to visit his gastroenterologist, who ordered a CT scan.
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Local Resident Presents Generous Gift to Winthrop

For some people, giving back provides an inherent reward through the simple satisfaction of helping others. Gregory Burke is one of those people. A known philanthropist and supporter of various important causes, Mr. Burke's gift to Winthrop-University Hospital is no exception to his generosity.
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One Family's Most Momentous Gift in Gratitude for Lifesaving Care

How do parents say "thank you" for the lifesaving care that was administered to their child? In the case of Lee and Raquel Israel, the answer was simple – generously give back to the Hospital and staff who helped their son, Jackson, overcome a lengthy battle with pediatric sepsis.
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  • Vol. 12, No. 3, December 2002
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  • Vol. 11, No. 2, July 2001
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  • Vol. 10, No. 4, December 2000
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  • 1998
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