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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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Dec. 14, 2011
To decrease stress, increase focus
By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
On a recent Sunday morning I set out to do some important educational activities that I needed to complete for an upcoming medical school class. I'd budgeted time for this activity, but I became distracted because I couldn't find my cell phone. I spent a ridiculous amount of time searching for it.
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Where was it? Three feet from my computer under a piece of paper. Funny, but not so funny, right? Most of us spend half of our lives trying to find things within two feet of where we left them.
I thought back to the biography I recently read about a prominent business man who was an agent of change in the world of technology. His accomplishments reflected two fundamental concepts:
- Focus on the task at hand
- Eliminate distractions
So my suggestion for all of us is that we try to focus on the one task that we most need to accomplish today and tune out the distractions. Let me know how it works for you.blog index