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Edward T. Creagan, M.D.read biographyclose window
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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The power of being there
By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
How can you help a fellow traveler who is suffering? Be there.
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If the stress in your life is more than you can cope with, get help right away.
I'm reminded of the old line, "80 percent of life is just showing up." To me, this means the power of being present and available.
You don't have to have all the answers or say something profound. Your physical presence has a healing dimension.
You magnify that power by being totally engaged with and attentive to your loved one or friend in need.
Reaching out to others has an additional benefit. When you reach out, you feel better. You become less self-absorbed and less focused on your own problems.
We need one another. It's not rocket science. Please weigh in.blog index