The End of Illness

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 17, 2012 - Medical - 352 pages
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Can we live robustly until our last breath?

Do we have to suffer from debilitating conditions and sickness? Is it possible to add more vibrant years to our lives? In the #1 New York Times bestselling The End of Illness, Dr. David Agus tackles these fundamental questions and dismantles misperceptions about what “health” really means. Presenting an eye-opening picture of the human body and all the ways it works—and fails—Dr. Agus shows us how a new perspective on our individual health will allow us to achieve a long, vigorous life.

Offering insights and access to powerful new technologies that promise to transform medicine, Dr. Agus emphasizes his belief that there is no “right” answer, no master guide that is “one size fits all.” Each one of us must get to know our bodies in uniquely personal ways, and he shows us exactly how to do that. A bold call for all of us to become our own personal health advocates, The End of Illness is a moving departure from orthodox thinking.
 

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User Review  - IonaS - LibraryThing

I didnīt get far in this book, since I discovered that the author thinks statins are a good thing, and doesnīt understand that cholesterol is invaluable for our bodies, and I didnīt want to read a ... Read full review

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Very wordy. Has some good science. Odd that he sometimes uses anecdotal evidence while claiming to be an evidence-medicine based physician. Somewhat of an advertisement for his companies. It is however a fairly good read and is informative. Read full review

Contents

Notes from the Edge
PART I
What Is Health?
A Pound of Cure
Go Back to the Future
Rotten Eggs and Cute Chicks
Two French Restaurants One Without Butter
PART II
Hot and Heavy
Running to Sit Still
Timing Is Everything
PART III
The GiveandTake
Of Mice and Men and the Search for the Master Switch
Acknowledgments
Index

The Truth About Synthetic Shortcuts
The Fallacy of Fresh

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David B. Agus, MD, author of the New York Times and international bestsellers The End of Illness and A Short Guide to a Long Life, is a professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Southern California and heads USC’s Westside Cancer Center and the Center for Applied Molecular Medicine. He is one of the world’s leading physicians and pioneering biomedical researchers, and is a CBS News contributor. He lives in Beverly Hills, California.

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