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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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This week's blog comments are testimonials to the unbelievable resiliency of the human spirit.
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Chronic illness. Shattered dreams. Betrayals. Chemical dependency. Divorces. Fractured family relationships. But through it all, there's a resounding note of determination and the feeling, "Yes, this is hard but I'm going to get through it. And I will be stronger when I come out on the other end."
Of course, it helps to have support from others — a friend or a family member who listens in a nonjudgmental way and is there for you during difficult times. Professional help can be life-saving too.
Although you can't turn back the clock on setbacks and disappointments, your past does not have to define you. After all, the present moment is all you can control, not what happened in the past.blog index