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A Short Guide to a Long Life by [Agus MD, David B]
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A Short Guide to a Long Life explores the simple idea that a healthy tomorrow starts with good habits today.” (Fortune)

“The little volume contains Agus’s starkest, most clear-cut prescriptions yet…in a field rife with caveats, Agus speaks with a ringing clarity.” (Wired)

“[Dr. Agus] makes better health feel like an attainable goal.” (Boston Globe)

“The beauty of Agus’ book is that it is short, comes straight to the point, and is devoid of arcane medical terms. The other sublime effect is that it was written to ‘prevent’ poor health practices, rather than deal with the costly solutions needed to cure you.” (Forbes)

“Little line drawings and a conversational, fatherly tone make this guide light and easy to follow…readers who have already taken Agus as a health guru will love it.” (Publishers Weekly)

“This little book is full of great reminders.” (Shelf Awareness for Readers)

“A refreshing change of pace in the medical field.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“In this brilliant book, David Agus introduces a whole new way of looking at illness and health. Taking a cue from physics, he views the body as a complex system and helps us see how everything from cancer to nutrition fits into one whole picture. The result is both a useful guide on how to stay healthy and a fascinating analysis of the latest in medical science.” (Walter Isaacson author of Steve Jobs,)

“[B]rings medical research and a sophisticated understanding of the complexity of human physiology to bear on explaining practical methods for preventing disease and improving health. . . . Agus tries to make both health and illness very personal, arguing the importance of knowing yourself—your habits, your family history, your genetic risks, even your proteins.” (The Washington Post)

The End of Illness will be of interest to anyone struggling to keep track of the latest and often contradictory recommendations about optimizing his or her health. The broadly optimistic overview it provides, tempered with a dose of healthy skepticism, is one that will serve its readers well and help guide them in the right direction.” (The Boston Globe)

“David Agus is one of America’s great doctors and medical researchers, a man dedicated to improving the health of as many people as he can. Written in a style and format that will truly engage readers, The End of Illness presents a dramatic, new way of thinking about our own health—a way that could lead to greatly improving the quality of life for millions, starting right now.” (Al Gore, 45th Vice President of the United States, Nobel Laureate in Peace, 2007, )

“As physician, research scientist, and friendly guide, Dr. Agus takes his readers on a fascinating tour of ideas and facts about health and illness. They will find many of those ideas to be unconventional and thought-provoking and many of the facts to be both striking and surprising. Read this book and you will very likely change at least some of your views on health and illness.” (Murray Gell-Mann, PhD, Nobel Laureate in Physics, 1969, and Distinguished Fellow and Cofounder of The Santa Fe Institute )

About the Author

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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  • File Size: 5108 KB
  • Print Length: 209 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 1 edition (January 7, 2014)
  • Publication Date: January 7, 2014
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BSBVDCO
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #110,516 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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