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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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Stress: Welcome to our new blog
By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
One day after I was asked to do six things at once, I "Googled" the word "stress." Guess what? 234,000,000, yes, million, citations erupted on my laptop. This is not funny. So, what can we do about a pandemic engulfing each of us?
Welcome to our stress blog community, where I have the privilege to hear from fellow travelers and share some of my experiences in dealing with stress. We learn from each other.
With cell phones, Blackberries, Palms, Treos, email, iPods, Wi Fi, it seems there is no place to hide.
Story: While at a farmer's market last week, I visited with an acquaintance, late 40s, who walked with a limp. "What happened?" I asked. She told me her groin was sore at site of a recent cardiac angiogram, which showed 90 percent blockage of five, yes, five arteries in the heart. Bypass successful. Told to get off the corporate treadmill or she will be dead from stress-induced issues. Her family can hand out all of her professional publications at the wake.
So ... what can we learn from this woman? How do any of us survive the current techno-tsunami? We are all in the same boat and it is called the Titanic.
Here is what I try to do each day:
- Exercise. I am a runner and this for me is one great way to start the day.
- Thoughtful time to meditate, prayerful reflections
- Make a list of what I need to do today for me
So, what do each of you do to achieve "emotional buoyancy" or let's call it resiliency?
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