A Short Guide to a Long Life

A Short Guide to a Long Life

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By (author) David B. Agus

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  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 133mm x 185mm x 25mm | 261g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1471131963
  • ISBN 13: 9781471131967
  • Sales rank: 20,771

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One of the world's leading doctors presents the simple rules everyone should follow in order to live a long, healthy and productive life. In his No. 1 New York Times bestselling book, The End of Illness, Dr David B. Agus shared what he had learned from his work as one of today's most prominent cancer doctors and researchers, revealing the risks he takes in a field begging for innovations that can prolong not only the lives of cancer patients but anyone hoping to live long and robustly. Now Dr Agus has compiled his most helpful health advice in a fun, illustrated guide. Hailed by Vice President Al Gore as having developed, 'a dramatic new way that could lead to greatly improving the quality of life for millions, starting right now,' Dr Agus believes that our foundation for optimal health begins with the daily habits we keep-and that we can build upon that bedrock with inexpensive, widely accessible drugs that have been proven to work while ditching false promises, such as vitamins and supplements. Dr Agus' Short Guide to a Long Life is divided into four sections (What to Do, What to Avoid, What to Master, and Doctor's Orders) that provide the definitive answers to many common and not-so-common questions: Who should take a baby aspirin daily? Are flu shots safe? Are vitamins bad for you? What is truly 'fresh' produce? Why is it important to protect your senses? Are airport scanners hazardous? Dr Agus's eye-opening responses will help you develop new, effective patterns of personal health care so you can maintain your health using the latest and most reliable science.

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David B. Agus is a Professor of Medicine at the USC Keck School of Medicine and heads USC's Westside Cancer Center and the Center for Applied Molecular Medicine. His research focuses on the application of proteomics and genomics for the study of cancer and the development of new therapeutics for cancer. Dr. Agus received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He has received various honors and awards including the American Cancer Society Physician Research Award, a Clinical Scholar Award from the Sloan-Kettering Institute, the International Myeloma Foundation Visionary Science Award, an the 2009 GQ Magazine Rockstar of Science Award. He is the founder of Oncology.com, the largest cancer internet resource/community, Applied Proteomics, and Navigenics, a health care technology and wellness company. He lives in California with his wife and children.