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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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By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
At a recent workshop on health and wellness I attended, the instructor conducted a powerful exercise. It went something like this: Take a moment and write down the names of last year's Super Bowl winner, winner of best actor at the Academy Awards, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and the wealthiest person in America. If you're like me, you can maybe remember one or two of these individuals.
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Here's the rest of the exercise. Write down the names of your favorite teacher, your favorite coach and the most significant person in your life. Chances are you have no problem remembering these individuals. Why? Because they made an impact on your life. They directly influenced you. They encouraged you to be better than you thought you could be.
The lesson is clear. You will be remembered because of the people you help rather than the accomplishments you achieve or the things you accumulate.blog index