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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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Make your goal real — Put it on the calendar
By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
Everyone has heard the advice about breaking down a project into small pieces so that it does not seem so overwhelming. To run a marathon of 26.2 miles seems daunting, but if it's viewed as three or four small races, the distance seems more achievable. Let me expand on this in terms of goal setting.
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I recently read a magazine profile three successful individuals:
- An athlete coming back from a serious injury who circles the first game of the season on his calendar.
- A CEO of an international corporation who circles the 100th day of his taking over.
- A recent law school graduate who puts on his calendar an 18-week study program to prepare for the bar exam.
What I learned from these three individuals is the importance of setting a goal. Whether it's in sports, profession or law, achieving a goal starts with visualizing it. And circling the date of the event is as important as mapping out a strategy to achieve the goal.
These individuals left nothing to chance. Everything was orchestrated to position them for success. We also can position ourselves for success and shift the odds in our favor.blog index