Create your future todayBy Mayo Clinic staff
Original Article: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stress-blog/MY01623
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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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Create your future today
By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
It's been a challenging couple of weeks here in Minnesota — brutal temperatures and piles and piles of snow. Not a good time for me to leave a quart of milk in the car in the sub-zero garage. You got it — the milk bottle exploded.
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On the brighter side, I recently attended our annual Christmas program at church. I was not in a particularly festive mood, but something in the program caught my eye. The image was a young ballerina, perhaps 10 years old, being positioned at the start of a concert by her ballet coach. Beneath the photo it said, "The most important moments take place before the curtain goes up." What a powerful message.
I was reminded of a quote attributed to Muhammad Ali, "The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses — behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights."
The grace of a ballerina and the grit of a boxer hammer home the message: The future belongs to those who prepare. If you simply sit back and let life unfold without a clear focus, the results may not be to your liking. If you are proactive, take charge and throw off the victim mentality, you have a far better chance of going the distance and reaching your goals.
And yes, the concert was wonderful.blog index