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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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Sexual harassment, PTSD and service members
By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
Our society is slowly coming to grips with the magnitude of sexual harassment and sexual assault, not only in the civilian community but also in the armed forces. This devastating assault on the body and on the soul can't be healed by a self-help book or by toughing it out and going it alone. The depth of the pain and suffering of these wounds requires the skillful intervention of a counselor or therapist. If there are financial restrains, almost every community has some type of counseling service available to assist.
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If the stress in your life is more than you can cope with, get help right away.
Likewise, the issue of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has long been ignored, but it is not an issue that we can wish away. This dreadful condition not only affects member of the armed forces, but it also has a profound ripple effect on family and community.
We can no longer hide from the depth of these pains. For those of you with the courage to share your stories, we salute you and applaud your courage.
These issues are so devastating and overwhelming that no human being can be expected to simply tough it out. We need help in dealing with these dreadful attacks on our dignity.blog index