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"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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Resiliency: Who goes the distance and why?
By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
Everyone faces challenges in their lives. Some issues are financial, some are personal and some are professional. Regardless of the name tag or the name on the door, regardless of the paycheck or the bankroll, everyone experiences adversity.
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I run marathons and train with a group of other runners. Over the course of 16 miles or so, people share their stories, the good and the bad. I'm always struck by the fact the struggles are fundamentally the same — the prodigal son, the estranged daughter, the retiree who feels unappreciated, the spouse who wants companionship but receives only rejection.
What I find truly fascinating is that although the issues may be the same, the way people respond varies greatly. Some individuals deal with a crisis head on, with poise and dignity, while others melt down and cease being able to function.
Where do the survivors find their resiliency? What does the hardy person have that the more fragile individual lacks? Is it spiritual energy? Mental fortitude? Creativity? Perseverance?
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