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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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Do vacations alleviate stress or exacerbate it?
By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
Half of Americans in a recent poll said they were more exhausted after going on vacation than they were before they went. Seems that relaxing is hard work. What can you do?
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If the stress in your life is more than you can cope with, get help right away.
Some of my colleagues deliberately take vacation days but stay at home. They spend their time doing relatively low-stress things like visiting museums or playing nine holes of golf. They thereby avoid the stress of travel — the lines at the airport, the rental car mix-ups and the resort that looked great online but turned out to be a dump.
Or maybe your problem is that you can't stop thinking about work when you're on vacation. If you're stressed out by being out of touch, then go ahead and log on for 60 or 90 minutes. But then pull the plug and reengage in some recreation.
Everyone needs time away to recharge their batteries. So how do you make sure you come back from vacation refreshed and not exhausted?blog index