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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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March 26, 2010
Regret: Forget the past and embrace today
By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
As the winter turns into spring, the eyes of the sporting world focus on baseball — still America's national pastime. And I think about a talented young pitcher I once knew.
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Described as a "natural," he had an arm like a rocket and could consistently throw a fastball over 90 mph. Although he was gifted, he languished in the minor leagues for several years. As often happens to young people with more talent than sense, he didn't invest in himself in terms of his well-being and physical fitness. By the time he realized how he'd shortchanged himself, his career was over.
Each spring he has that ache in his soul, wondering what his life might have been like had he taken better care of himself. This reminds me of a quote by an American writer, "For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been.'"
We all have regrets. Each of us has something we wish we'd handled better. But that was yesterday. Yesterday is gone, and tomorrow may never arrive. All we have is today. So how can we maximize our gifts and skills today?blog index