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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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Letting go of past hurts
By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
The fact that so many of you have weighed in on this topic makes it obvious that we all struggle with forgiveness and how to move on after crushing setbacks, disappointments and fractured relationships. Letting go of past hurts isn't easy, but it's necessary for our own well-being.
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Let me share a situation I faced a few years ago.
I was involved in high-level discussions with a prominent colleague about a scientific proposal. I'd invested a tremendous amount of effort, concentration and commitment to the project. However, my work was taken by my colleague and changed and altered so that the final product showed little evidence of my efforts.
I felt hurt and betrayed, and I ruminated about what had happened for many, many months. However, with time I realized that I'd wasted far too much emotional energy on this topic. For my own sake, I needed to close the chapter and move on.
Was letting go of my grievance easy? Absolutely not, but it helped me moved past an unpleasant time.
Am I completely off the mark? How would others have handled this situation? Wishing peace and serenity to each of you.blog index Next page