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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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Prioritize daily goals and yearly resolutions
By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
The new year is traditionally a time for looking back, but I recommend focusing on today. How will you spend the day? What will you accomplish?
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If the stress in your life is more than you can cope with, get help right away.
Of course your "must do" list is long. Sometimes multitasking seems unavoidable. However, study after study shows that doing two things at once means doing both badly. You can't speak on the phone and drive safely. You can't prepare a meal and engage in a thoughtful conversation with family members.
One of the things I've learned to do is to make a list of what is "mission critical" for the day. Then I discipline myself to stick to the list.
Turns out that what works for the day also works for the year. Identify the one or two resolutions you really want to achieve. Make them practical and realistic. Then write them down. You've taken an essential step toward making your goals a reality.blog index