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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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Focus, discipline and flexibility will take you far
By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
The eyes of the sporting world will be focused on Indianapolis, Indiana, on February 5, 2012. This is the annual Super Bowl, the culmination of 10 months of contests among American professional football teams. It's the pinnacle of success to win the Super Bowl.
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The teams in this contest are evenly matched. Both are battle-tested. Most experts point to three factors that will determine who will win the game:
- Focus. It's very easy for players to become distracted with the endless demands on their time and energy for interviews, requests for tickets, and personal appearances. The players who lose their focus are doomed.
- Discipline. This means concentrating on the fundamentals of the game and executing the plays that got them to the championship.
- Flexibility. This means the ability to adapt and change in the face of adversity.
Most of us are not athletes and will never make it to the Super Bowl, but these three rules are just as valid outside of the sports stadium. There are no guarantees in life and each of us will face challenges and struggles. But if we remember these three simple rules, we can all be champions.blog index