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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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Stay healthy to stay in the game
By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
The seasons are winding down for professional basketball and hockey. The teams that are in the playoffs are very evenly matched in terms of talent. Yet at the end of the day, one team will be crowned the champion.
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Most of us are not professional athletes. Most of us have marginal athletic skills. So what can we learn from these gladiators?
One of the biggest factors is avoiding injuries. Successful athletes work to stay healthy, so they can stay in the game. That advice works for the non-athlete as well.
In addition, top competitors have the following traits:
- Fanatical focus. To achieve greatness, personal distractions must be minimized.
- Discipline. Tenacity is required to stay the course and reach your full potential.
- Adaptability. To go the distance you must be able to go with the flow.
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