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The Lucky Years: How to Thrive in the Brave New World of Health
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The Lucky Years: How to Thrive in the Brave New World of Health Paperback - 2017

by David B. Agus

From the publisher

"If you buy just one health book this year, then get The Lucky Years" (Howard Stern). In this groundbreaking guide, bestselling author David Agus shows how we can take control of our health like never before in the brave new world of medicine. 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 The Lucky Years, he builds on that theme by showing why this is the luckiest time yet to be alive, giving you the keys to a new kingdom of wellness. In this new golden age, you'll be able to take full advantage of the latest science and technologies to customize your care. Imagine being able to: edit your DNA to increase a healthy lifespan; use simple technologies to avoid or control chronic conditions like pain, depression, high blood pressure, and diabetes; prolong natural fertility and have children in your forties; lose weight effortlessly without a trendy diet; reverse aging to look, feel, and physically be ten years younger; and turn cancer into a manageable condition you can live with indefinitely. That's the picture of the future that you can enter--starting today. With "practical health information fortified with exciting news from the forefront of modern medical technology" (Kirkus Reviews), this is an essential, important read. "If you have made a new year's resolution to get healthier, you'll find a buddy in David B. Agus's new book" (The Boston Globe). Welcome to the Lucky Years.


  • Title The Lucky Years: How to Thrive in the Brave New World of Health
  • Author David B. Agus
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition Reprint
  • Pages 288
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Simon & Schuster
  • Date 2017-04
  • ISBN 9781476712116 / 1476712115
  • Weight 0.5 lbs (0.23 kg)
  • Dimensions 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.9 in (21.08 x 13.72 x 2.29 cm)

About the author

David B. Agus, MD, is the author of the international sensations The End of Illness, A Short Guide to a Long Life, and The Lucky Years. A professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Southern California, he is the founding Director and CEO of the Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine and a contributor to CBS News. He lives in Santa Monica, California.