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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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Helping veterans heal
By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
A recurrent theme is how we deal with the tragedies and the sufferings that beset each of us.
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If the stress in your life is more than you can cope with, get help right away.
A wise person once said that the only way to get over something is to go through it. In other words, unless you embrace your disappointments and frustrations those wounds won't heal.
I was enlightened about a supportive community for injured military personnel called the Healing Heroes Network (www.healingheroes.org). This is a wonderful example of people reaching out to help others in a tacit acknowledgment that no one can do this alone.
Other resources are also available. Check the National Resource Directory (www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov), a website that helps connects wounded warriors, service members, veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them.
Remember, we may grieve in the silence of our hearts, but we heal with the strength of others.blog index