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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.
Reading the blog comments, I'm reminded that everyone struggles with the same sorts of issues — relationships, meaning, purpose, health and wellness.
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If the stress in your life is more than you can cope with, get help right away.
I particularly noted several recent entries about how people choose to spend their time. When you spend more time on your lawn or picking out a car than you do taking care of your health, your priorities are probably out of whack.
Anyone who has struggled with illness or any type of health setback knows one searing truth: If you're in pain, if you're unsettled in spirit and if your health fails, everything else drops away. And so does your chance to use your gifts and skills to make this world a better place.
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