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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.
- First, do no harm
May 22, 2013
- Coping with life's hard knocks
May 8, 2013
- Be open to solutions and silver linings
April 17, 2013
- Learned optimism
April 3, 2013
- Recognizing that life is unfair
March 20, 2013
July 1, 2010
An entertaining and enlightening success story
By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
A recent medical meeting provided some entertaining and enlightening insights. The keynote speaker wasn't a doctor or an academic. He was a beloved entertainer and prominent personality, who spoke about his long career of providing wholesome, just-plain-fun entertainment to audiences of all ages.
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His success didn't happen overnight. It took plenty of hard work. Although his performances appear to be casual, and not rehearsed, they actually reflect hundreds of hours of preparation and rehearsal. His path to success wasn't easy. There were many setbacks and roadblocks, but he kept his focus on being the best performer that he could possibly be.
In his life story, there are several messages that are of great value:
- Each day try to accomplish something to move you closer to your goals.
- Each day, never forget that you are connected to family and friends.
- Each day, remember to take care of yourself, because if your health deteriorates, your gifts and skills will be wasted.