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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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Aug. 15, 2012
Stress can change your personality
By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
Stress can erode your spirit, and you may not even be aware of it. Let me explain.
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Several months ago, my wife and I met a wonderful couple for dinner. It was not a joy-filled experience. The woman was distracted, talked incessantly and clearly was struggling with a number of stress-related issues. As couples, we went our separate ways. We met up again six months later. The woman was a completely different person. Gracious, funny and interested in others, she radiated peace and serenity. So what happened?
After much soul searching, our friend decided to transition from her current work assignment. It was not fun or rewarding. And it was clearly affecting her health and relationships. So, what's the message?
Stress can change your personality, not for the better. And stress can decrease your quality of life. But you have choices. You have options. You can make a difference for yourself and the ones you love.blog index