David Agus discusses health rules from new best-selling book
By Amy E. Hamaker
Don’t wear stilettos. Cultivate “om” in the office. Know your grocer. Smile.
David Agus, professor of medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and Keck School Dean Carmen A. Puliafito discuss the rules for living a healthy life during a recent lecture in the Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer series.
These topics aren’t just good advice for living a happier life, but also a healthier one, according to David Agus, MD, professor of medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Agus and Keck School Dean Carmen A. Puliafito, MD, MBA discussed Agus’ new book A Short Guide to a Long Life as part of the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series on Jan. 15 in Mayer Auditorium.
The 208-page book groups 65 rules into two chapters titled “What to Do” and “What to Avoid,” followed by a chapter titled “Doctor’s Orders,” which offers advice on how to care for your health in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond. The book recently sold out of its third printing, and is on the New York Times best-seller list.
Agus explained the differences between his first book, The End of Illness, and his new book. “The End of Illness was really a science book,” noted Agus. “This is more of a how-to book. I wanted to appeal to people who don’t know what to do to prevent disease.” … Read More »