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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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Don't forget the 'life' in work-life balance
By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
The explosion in technology has completely transformed our world. We've become a "digital village" and we can connect to almost anyone day or night, rain or shine.
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Once upon a time, when we left the office, the factory or the firm at the end of the day, we left our work behind. Our homes didn't contain computers, high-speed Internet connections or fax machines. Being home meant being disengaged from the demands of the work world. We had leisure time to connect with our family and friends. We had the luxury of time to relax, read and reflect.
The walls of our homes no longer protect us, however. Because we're always "connected," we never really leave work behind. We're now impaled by "weisure" — being on the clock even on our leisure time. Even a paralyzing snow storm, such as the East Coast recently encountered, doesn't close the virtual office. So much for enjoying a "snow day" from work or school.
The expectation that we be available 24/7 can be soul-crushing. We all know the statistics about how overwork can negatively affect our physical and mental health.
So what can we do? The answer is really very simple: We're individuals who can make choices and, at some point, we have to say "enough is enough." We have to carve out time to simply chill and recharge our batteries. Only then can we go back into the arena with energy, focus and commitment.blog index Next page