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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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Is there a secret formula for success?
By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
Baseball remains America's pastime. The history, the tradition and the legacy of the sport endure despite competition from other professional sports. There's a simple symmetry to the baseball diamond and something almost magical about the numbers: three strikes and you're out, three bases, three outfielders, nine players and 90 feet between bases.
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Baseball, like all businesses, is bombarded with a bewildering number of percentages, graphs, charts and statistics. Managers and others pore over these in an attempt to gain an edge or predict who will win the baseball game.
A grizzled manager with 50 years of experience made an interesting comment, "OK you geniuses, you math geeks, stop the baloney and tell me what I need to know. What's the one thing that distinguishes the winning teams from the losing teams?"
The answer was surprisingly simple. Get a batter on base. If the batter strikes out, doesn't get a base hit or home run, or is thrown out while trying to steal a base, his team is statistically more likely to lose.
Does this remind you of your life? Do you feel bludgeoned by experts, talking heads, and gurus who claim to hold the secret to peace and happiness? Would you like to cut the baloney and get to the one thing that will enable you to go the distance and win the game of life? It's really very simple: Take care of yourself physically, spiritually and emotionally, and share your gifts with others.blog index