End of Illness
The #1New York Timesbestselling work that overturns conventional conceptions of health and illness to offer new methods for increasing vital longevity.Can we live robustly until our last breath? Do we have to suffer from debilitating conditions and More...
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The #1New York Timesbestselling work that overturns conventional conceptions of health and illness to offer new methods for increasing vital longevity.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? InThe End of Illness,David B. Agus, MD, tackles these fundamental questions and dismantles misperceptions about what “health” means. Presenting an eye-opening picture of the human body and all of 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. Dr. Agus offers insights and access to powerful new technologies that promise to transform medicine. He 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 so that we can individually create a plan for wellness. A bold call for all of us to become our own personal health advocates,The End of Illnessis a moving departure from orthodox thinking. This is a seminal work that promises to revolutionize how we live.
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, and 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.