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The lucky years : how to thrive in the brave new world of health
The lucky years : how to thrive in the brave new world of health
Agus, David, 1965- , author.
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
Physical Description:
xii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Bestselling author David Agus unveils the brave new world of medicine, one in which we can take control of our health like never before and doctors can fine-tune strategies and weapons to prevent illness. In his first bestseller, The End of Illness, David Agus revealed how to add vibrant years to your life by knowing the real facts of health. In this book, he builds on that theme by showing why this is the luckiest time yet to be alive, giving you the keys to the new kingdom of wellness. Medicine is undergoing rapid change. In the old world, you followed general principles and doctors treated you based on broad, one-size-fits all solutions. In this new golden age, you'll be able to take full advantage of the latest scientific findings and leverage the power of technology to customize your care. Only those who know how to access and adapt to these breakthroughs--without being distracted by hyped ideas and bad medicine--will benefit. 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. That's the picture of the future that you can enter starting today. Welcome to The Lucky Years"--
General Note:
Includes index.
Destiny of the species : welcome to the lucky years -- The century of biology : the cure is already inside you -- This isn't science fiction : the power of technology to extend your life -- The future you : how your small data in the context of big data will save you -- The dawn of precision medicine : how to manage its power and perils -- Take the two-week challenge : how to measure and interpret your own data -- The danger of misinformation : how to know whom and what to trust -- A body in motion tends to stay lucky : the one supplement you're not getting enough of -- Wonder drugs that work : sleep, sex, touching, and tools to tame inflammation -- The butterfly effect : get ready to flap your wings.
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