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A Short Guide to a Long Life [Kindle Edition]

David B Agus MD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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A Short Guide to a Long Life explores the simple idea that a healthy tomorrow starts with good habits today.” (Fortune)

“The little volume contains Agus’s starkest, most clear-cut prescriptions yet…in a field rife with caveats, Agus speaks with a ringing clarity.” (Wired)

“[Dr. Agus] makes better health feel like an attainable goal.” (Boston Globe)

“The beauty of Agus’ book is that it is short, comes straight to the point, and is devoid of arcane medical terms. The other sublime effect is that it was written to ‘prevent’ poor health practices, rather than deal with the costly solutions needed to cure you.” (Forbes)

“Little line drawings and a conversational, fatherly tone make this guide light and easy to follow…readers who have already taken Agus as a health guru will love it.” (Publishers Weekly)

"[A] small but important book… This is a book that could change your life, literally. Even following half the tips can make a huge difference in how you feel each day…If you are going to check out a new book this summer, A Short Guide to a Long Life is a great one to start with.” (News-Gazette (Champaign, IL))

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The New York Times bestselling book of simple rules everyone should follow in order to live a long, healthy life, featuring illustrations throughout, from the author of The End of Illness.

In his international bestseller, The End of Illness, Dr. David B. Agus shared what he has learned from his work as a pioneering cancer doctor, revealing the innovative steps he takes to prolong the lives of not only cancer patients, but all those who want to enjoy a vigorous, lengthy life. Now Dr. Agus has turned his research into a practical and concise illustrated handbook for everyday living.
A Short Guide to a Long Life is divided into three sections (What to Do, What to Avoid, and Doctor’s Orders) that provide the definitive answers to many common and not-so-common questions: Who should take a baby aspirin daily? Are flu shots safe? What constitutes “healthy” foods? Are airport scanners hazardous? Dr. Agus believes optimal health begins with our daily routines. His book will help you develop new patterns of personal health care, using inexpensive and widely available tools that are based on the latest and most reliable science.

An accessible and essential handbook for preparing for visits to the doctor and maintaining control of your future, “A Short Guide to a Long Life explores the simple idea that a healthy tomorrow starts with good habits today” (Fortune).

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it Jan. 11 2014
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Read it after End of Illness and found it to be a great follow up. Actually read it on my iPhone and fond it a handy way to read it. And having it on my phone from here on in will allow me to revisit again and again.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Concise, well written, Informative Feb. 25 2014
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Agus has compiled a well written list of life's do's and don'ts that, if followed would lead to longer, happier and healthier lives for all of us. He really drives home the notion that "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
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5.0 out of 5 stars Recommend this read Oct. 28 2014
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Short chapters. Simple explanations and rules to follow that cut through a lot of nonsense. We get so wrapped up in pills, diets, supplements and fads that we forget about the basics. Recommend this read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not enough specifics July 5 2014
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Good advice but very basic info
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Short Guide to a Long Life May 22 2014
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An excellent book. I provide psychotherapy to a wide variety of patients and find this book extremely helpful to many of them; particularly younger individuals and couples. A well-grounded reference. Items covered in the book are often about 2-3 pages in length.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great tips for a long life May 18 2014
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David Angus wrote the New York Times bestseller "The End of Illness". This book distilled some of his most poignant advice from the book "The End of Illness". Simple, easy to read and grasp, this advice will change your thinking and change your actions, and will lead you to start living healthier and smarter. With 65 different prescriptive advices, plus some guidelines for specific age ranges and some additional top ten things to do to endure good health, Angus once again does a great job in equipping to ensure that the life you are living from a health standpoint will put you on a path for a long life.
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4.0 out of 5 stars So far so good March 26 2014
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It all makes sense, some of it is common sense in some points but others not so much.

Good informational book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and Quick March 8 2014
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At a minimal cost (in kindle format) this is a useful recapitulation of the current received wisdom on how to become and stay healthy. It is not revolutionary but is useful.
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