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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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Recharge your batteries
By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
As we head into spring, we head into a season of hope and renewal. The grey, dark days of winter are fading. The greening of the grass and the budding of the trees bring the promise of new beginnings.
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Spring also brings the promise of launching a successful season for professional baseball teams and the hope of winning a championship for professional golfers. Reflecting on these athletes' quest for success, we can identify at least two consistent themes:
- The athletes eliminate, as best they can, the personal, financial and social pressures that can get them off target.
- They also impose a type of isolation on themselves, withdrawing from the pressures and responsibilities of day-to-day life, to gather their energy.
It's common for a golfer to isolate himself on the range with a swing coach or a trusted advisor to hone his skills. Spring training for baseball involves teams gathering in relatively small communities in Florida and in Arizona to fine-tune their game.
So what can the rest of us learn from these individuals? The lessons are pretty clear. We need to focus on what is really important to us. We need to take time to recharge our batteries. And we need to have a trusted advisor, coach or confidant for guidance and direction as we head into the greatest competition — the game we call life.blog index