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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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Support groups help families of alcoholics
By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
A number of our blog readers have commented on the challenges of caring for a family member or other loved one who struggles with alcoholism or drug abuse. I'm profoundly sympathetic to the plight of family members ensnared in the downward spiral of addiction. Alcoholism is a family disease, and those closest to the alcoholic often suffer the most. Feelings of anger and frustration are certainly understandable in this situation.
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If the stress in your life is more than you can cope with, get help right away.
As I have touched on before, sometimes we face issues that we need professional guidance and support to deal with. Programs such as Al-Anon are designed to provide a safe and confidential forum where individuals affected by alcoholism and other chemical dependencies can share their feelings and receive constructive guidance from others in the same boat.
Anger and frustration, if not addressed, can erode your coping skills and destroy your peace of mind. Remember, you don't have to go it alone. Find the help you need to take care of yourself.blog index