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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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Rewire your thinking
By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
A generation ago doctors were taught that humans had a certain number of brain cells, and these could not be replaced. We now know that was wrong.
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If the stress in your life is more than you can cope with, get help right away.
The human brain can be "rewired." Brain scans demonstrate, for example, that intense meditation can actually change the functioning of the brain.
What this tells me is that healing is possible. You don't have to be trapped in a continuous loop of regret or resentment. With professional guidance and support, you can learn to see the past in a different way so that it has less impact on you.
If you're mired down by past events, seek out a professional to help you reframe and refocus your energies. It's not a sign of weakness. It's simply common sense — like going to the doctor when you have a broken bone.blog index