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Edward T. Creagan, M.D.read biographyclose window
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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Relaxation has important role in stress management
By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
Do you get enough sleep? What about exercise? If you're like most people, the answer is no. Yet you're probably dealing with issues such as work stress, financial challenges, relationship problems or family discord.
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If the stress in your life is more than you can cope with, get help right away.
As we all know, when you're under stress it's critical to take care of yourself by eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep and engaging in regular exercise. I've found it's also important to make time for relaxing and pleasurable activities.
On a recent long-distance flight, I used a headset to listen to music available on the plane. The channels ranged from rock to country to meditative music. The results were surprising. Rather than simply enduring my time on the plane, I enjoyed a real sense of peace and calm. This reinforces what others have found — that music helps relieve physical and emotional distress.
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