The end of illness

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New York : Free Press, 2012, c2011.
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
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xiv, 335 pages : ill. ; 24 cm.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-312) and index.
"From one of the world's foremost physicians and researchers, a monumental work that radically redefines our conventional conceptions of health and illness to offer new methods for living a long, healthy life. After considering the discoveries that have led to progress in treating some diseases, Dr. David B. Agus asked an essential question: Why aren't we better at curing illnesses like cancer? Based on his groundbreaking research and the clinical trials he has conducted at the nation's leading medical centers, he came to the realization that we've been approaching medicine from a faulty perspective, and the best way to prevent and combat maladies like cancer, heart disease, autoimmune disorders, and neurodegeneration is to first embrace a totally new view of the human body. What Is Health? asks readers to reconsider everything they think they know about health--and give up believing many myths that may actually be causing them harm and decreasing longevity. These myths revolve around a spectrum of misconceptions, from the benefits of vitamins and supplements to the role of DNA in one's fate. In attempting to reduce our understanding of ailments to a mutation, germ, or deficiency, Dr. Agus proves we have forgotten that the body is a complex system. He presents a systemic picture of the body's vast mechanisms that drive it either toward or away from sickness, empowering readers to take charge of their individual health in very personal, customized ways they've never imagined before. Along the way, Dr. Agus offers insights and access to breathtaking and powerful new technologies that promise to transform medicine in our generation. He also shows that there is no "right" answer in health decisions. This is a radically different approach that will not only change how we care for ourselves, but also how we develop the next generation of treatments and cures. What Is Health? represents a dramatic departure from orthodox thinking that promises to revolutionize our quest for long, healthy lives"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Agus, D., & Loberg, K. (20122011). The end of illness (1st Free Press hardcover ed.). Free Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Agus, David, 1965- and Kristin. Loberg. 20122011. The End of Illness. New York: Free Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Agus, David, 1965- and Kristin. Loberg. The End of Illness New York: Free Press, 20122011.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Agus, David, and Kristin Loberg. The End of Illness 1st Free Press hardcover ed., Free Press, 20122011.

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