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The Lucky Years: How to Thrive in the Brave New World of Health

David B. Agus
Item #: D70620
Format: Cloth
Pages/Publication Date: 272 / 2016
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9781476712109
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In The End of Illness, medical professor David Agus revealed how to add vibrant years to your life by understanding the facts about health. Here he builds on that theme by showing why this is the luckiest time yet to be alive. In the past, you followed general principles and doctors treated you based on broad, one-size-fits-all solutions, but soon you'll be able to take full advantage of the latest scientific findings and leverage the power of technology to customize your care. Imagine being able to get fit and lose weight without dieting, train your immune system to fight cancer, edit your DNA to avoid a certain fate, erase the risk of a heart attack, reverse aging, and know exactly which drugs to take to optimize health with zero side effects; these are all parts of the modern medical picture Agus describes in detail.

"A smart, informed, and sensible look at the latest medical breakthroughs and new technologies. Important and courageous, it tackles tough questions while showing us how to prolong the quality and length of our lives."—Walter Isaacson

"What is strongest here is Agus's deft marshaling of research old and new, and his common-sense guidance on preventives such as sleep hygiene and the optimal level of exercise."—Nature Magazine

"In previous volumes, Agus offered useful, accessible health tips for attaining prime physical health. Here, he expands on that platform by addressing readers from a futuristic vantage point and insightfully discusses how recent technological trends have the ability to boost both the medical industry's ability to effectively treat patients and its public perception, something that has incrementally declined through the last decade.... Readers interested in breakthrough clinical developments will find Agus' explorations of gene therapy, immunotherapy, and revolutionary stem cell research highly informative.... Practical health information fortified with exciting news from the forefront of modern medical technology."—Kirkus Reviews


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