Oncology, End-Of-Life Necessities
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Dr. Edward Creagan is a cancer specialist who practiced for more than forty Minnesota winters until he transitioned from active clinical practice in late 2018. Dr. Ed (as he is known) received his medical training at New York Medical College and earned graduate degrees in internal medicine and oncology at the University of Michigan and the National Cancer Institute. He is the author of over 500 scientific papers and has given more than 1,000 presentations throughout the world, including his home state of New Jersey. An avid marathoner and golfer, father of three sons, and grandfather of two grandsons, Dr. Creagan and his wife, Peggy, live with two rescue Golden Retrievers, one of whom is blind, in Rochester, Minnesota.
Farewell: Vital End-of-Life Questions Answered
The Healing Power of Pets
Join cancer specialist Dr. Edward T. Creagan and his rescue Golden Retriever Stevie in a delightful discussion of how and why pets can bring healing and hope. He will talk about the science behind “pet therapy” to reduce blood pressure and lessen anxiety and stress and how your family pet can act as a K-9-1-1 for people with dementia. Stevie is blind, and she brings joy to any group. There’s just something about stroking a cat or petting a dog that sends healing hormones throughout the body. This is real, not funny science.
How NOT to Be My Patient
As a cancer specialist, Dr. Ed hopes you never have to be his patient. But every patient needs a navigator through the confusing maze that has become our healthcare system. Dr. Welby has left the scene. You need to become an empowered patient or caregiver. Learn insider tips for how to talk so your doctor will listen, how to tap into the power of your electronic medical record through your vital patient portal, why telemedicine is not always the best way to meet with your doctor, when and where to seek a second (or third) opinion about a scary diagnosis, and who is best equipped to make healthcare decisions for you (hint: you need to be the quarterback of your care).
Stay sharp as you age with practical tips for keeping your brain and body well. We learn the secrets from the long-living people in the Blue Zones and from a major research study in the Midwest. Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Edward Creagan presents some surprisingly easy and fun ways to live well into the best years of your life.
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