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How to Thrive in the Brave New World of Health

by Agus, David B.

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.

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 cancer doctors and pioneering biomedical researchers, and is a CBS News contributor. He lives in Beverly Hills, California.

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Amazon’s current listing (3 months after pub), 23.3.16: #4 in Books > Medical Books > Medicine > Internal Medicine > Pathology > Clinical Chemistry #11 in Books > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Alternative Medicine > Holistic #26 in Books > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Aging The book is #12 on the NYTimes List for March 16, 2016 A Wall Street Journal Bestseller (reaching #5) Three Weeks on the Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller List Also on bestseller lists for Chicago Tribune, Utah, Virginia, Florida

Quote: Bestseller Lists

UK: Simon & Schuster UK; Chinese (simpl.): Cheers; Rusian: Eksmo

Quote: Simon & Schuster

If you buy just one health book this year, then get The Lucky Years. In this important book, David Agus—one of the most inspiring, practical, and knowledgeable people I know—shows us how to participate in the world of personalized medicine. It’s easier than you think, if you have this book to guide you.

Quote: Howard Stern

Practical health information fortified with exciting news from the forefront of modern medical technology…readers interested in breakthrough clinical developments will find Agus’s explorations of gene therapy, immunotherapy, and revolutionary stem cell research highly informative.

Review: Kirkus

“It sometimes takes a genius to know the difference between what’s good and bad for us amid all the noise in health circles. Thanks, David Agus, for being that genius.

Quote: Michael Dell

The Lucky Years inspires you to live a more healthful and meaningful life and provides practical and hopeful guidance for the path ahead. Dr. David Agus shows you what it truly means to live a good life, and enjoy the lucky years.

Quote: Dov Seidman, Author

Dr. Agus offers an optimistic exploration of the new opportunities becoming available to us as exciting new technologies disrupt and revolutionize our understanding and practice of health care. Encouraging, but also clear-eyed and cautionary, The Lucky Years inspires us to take hold of the future of our own health—and, in turn, that of the planet.

Quote: Al Gore

In The Lucky Years, David Agus once again gives us a clear path to better health. We are lucky to have such an incredible guide to such a critical subject.

Quote: Marc Benioff

We all have a vague sense that there is a revolution underway in the world of biology and medicine. We hear about major innovations like the sequencing of the genome, targeted drugs, and big data. But how will they improve our health and change our lives? We could not have a better guide to make sense of it all than David Agus.

Quote: Fareed Zakaria

Dr. Agus has done it again. The Lucky Years gives us 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.

Quote: Walter Isaacson, Author

Here, Agus shares with us what you can do to make 2016 your healthiest year ever...

Quote: AARP Magazine

In The Lucky Years, David Agus, one of the most interesting medical writers of our age, presents a provocative, highly informative way of understanding revolutions in health and healthcare today that will change the quality of our lives.

Quote: Murray Gell-Mann, PhD

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