The End of Illness by David B. Agus

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5 Critic Reviews

What you will find in this book are clear and compelling reasons to be more pro-active about your health.
-Globe and Mail

Synopsis

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.
 

About David B. Agus

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David B. Agus, MD, is a professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Southern California and heads U.S.C.’s Westside Cancer Center and the Center for Applied Molecular Medicine. He lives in Beverly Hills, California.
 
Published January 17, 2012 by Free Press. 353 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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All: 5 | Positive: 4 | Negative: 1

Globe and Mail

Excellent
Reviewed by JESSICA WARNER on Feb 03 2012

What you will find in this book are clear and compelling reasons to be more pro-active about your health.

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The Boston Globe

Excellent
Reviewed by Dennis Rosen on Jan 23 2012

In this book, equally descriptive and prescriptive, Agus describes both the good and the bad in our quest to achieve better health.

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Slate

Below average
Reviewed by Kent Sepkowitz on Mar 28 2012

This blame-the-victim mentality lays responsibility for sickness clearly at the feet of the poor sucker who didn’t join the right team, but could have. This is scientifically incorrect and morally appalling.

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The Washington Post

Excellent
Reviewed by Perri Klass on Feb 10 2012

The strength of...is that it brings medical research and a sophisticated understanding of the complexity of human physiology to bear on explaining practical methods for preventing disease and improving health.

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Macleans

Excellent
Reviewed by Brian Bethune on Jan 23 2012

...a passionate and provocative assault on the rut in which he believes modern medicine is stuck, especially his own speciality, oncology.

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