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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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Manage your time to reduce stress
By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
A famous philosopher once said that time is the most precious coin we have and we should use it wisely because once it is gone, it is gone forever. Let me explain.
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While my wife and I were in the checkout line of a "big box" store over the weekend, a gentleman behind us struck up a conversation. He was lamenting about how fatigued he was. We'd never met this gentleman before, but perhaps we'd somehow given him permission to speak. Here's what we heard.
At approximately 9:00 the previous evening, the man started to play a video game. The next time he looked at the clock it was 1:00 in the morning. He was angry and frustrated that he had completely wasted four hours of his life with nothing to show for it. He didn't find the game particularly enjoyable, he said, but he got pulled into it. The day had turned into a disaster since he was sleep-deprived, irritable and generally not a happy camper.
We each have 168 hours during the week. We make decisions about how we use that time. If we're wise, we set priorities, acknowledging that we have responsibilities, but also carve out time for ourselves. Without a plan, however, it's easy to let our precious time slip away. Once this treasure is gone, it can never be retrieved.blog index