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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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Finding your sweet spot
By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
Almost every golf or tennis magazine promotes the magical golf club or tennis racket with a "sweet spot" the size of Bolivia. This is the part of the club or racket that gives the most velocity to the ball and can help even an amateur have a satisfactory game.
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Most of us are also looking for the "sweet spot" of life. It's that moment when we feel connected, validated, acknowledged and honored for who we are rather than for what we can accomplish.
Finding your sweet spot involves spiritual well-being, connectedness, a sense of purpose and, equally important, physical health. Figuring this out is hardly rocket science, but it's another reminder of the importance of getting a good night's sleep, exercising and keeping perspective despite the current turmoil.
So, despite our setbacks and disappointments, if we stay the course, reach out to those who can help us, and share some of our gifts and skills, we can find that sweet spot.blog index