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Edward T. Creagan, M.D.Edward Creagan, M.D.
"The magic of the electronic village is transforming health information. The mouse and keyboard have extended the stethoscope to the 500 million people now online." — Dr. Edward Creagan
The power of the medium inspires Dr. Edward Creagan as he searches for ways to share Mayo Clinic's vast resources with the general public.
Dr. Creagan, a Newark, N.J., native, is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hospice medicine and palliative care. He has been with Mayo Clinic since 1973 and in 1999 was president of the staff of Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Creagan, a professor of medical oncology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, was honored in 1995 with the John and Roma Rouse Professor of Humanism in Medicine Award and in 1992 with the Distinguished Mayo Clinician Award, Mayo's highest recognition. He has been recognized with the American Cancer Society Professorship of Clinical Oncology.
He describes his areas of special interest as "wellness as a bio-psycho-social-spiritual-financial model" and fitness, mind-body connection, aging and burnout.
Dr. Creagan has been an associate medical editor with Mayo Clinic's health information websites and has edited publications and CD-ROMs and reviewed articles.
"We the team of (the website) provide reliable, easy-to-understand health and wellness information so that each of us can have productive, meaningful lives," he says.
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One of the recurrent themes in the blog comments is that of achievement and perseverance in the face of adversity. I'm fascinated by the athlete, the entertainer or the teacher who tenaciously works at achieving their dreams despite setbacks.
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I'm reminded of a speaker who once said, "Those who have abandoned their dreams will try to take away our dreams."
We're all familiar with the genius of Michelangelo. His iconic and transcendent artistry is absolutely mind-boggling. Several years ago, my wife and I had the opportunity to visit a museum in Florence. When we saw Michelangelo's David, we both wept out of admiration and respect. A quote attributed to Michelangelo can be a powerful motivator for each of us, "The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it."
In other words, if we don't stretch ourselves, if we don't risk failure and if we don't get out of our comfort zone, we will never reach our full potential to bring peace, joy and encouragement to our fellow travelers.blog index