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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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Dealing with grief and bereavement
By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
This week a number of readers shared their stories of grief and bereavement. They talked about the overwhelming feelings of paralysis and emptiness, and of having no energy or enthusiasm for even the simplest things in life.
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In his book, "A Grief Observed," the beloved British author C. S. Lewis wrote of the overwhelming, draining fatigue that afflicted him after the death of his wife. In the book he describes his inability to participate in even casual conversations and how his grief seemed to siphon off all his vitality and energy.
This is a normal phenomenon, perhaps more intense for some than others. But with time and attention to one's needs, this overwhelming sense of tiredness does gradually improve. Part of the healing process is to take care of yourself, maintain some structure in your life, and to recognize and embrace healing as a process, not a destination.
Be safe and be well,
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