Monday, March 12, 2012

The End of Illness

I’ve recently read The End of Illness by David B. Agus, a leading cancer doctor and researcher. Friends and family questioned why he would choose a career in oncology when this field has so many grim outcomes. Dr. Agus wanted to study this field because he felt there was such a lack of progress with the methods used to treat cancer. He feels we should take control of our individual bodies and our personal health to avoid illnesses, not just cancer. It was interesting to read his thoughts on what “health” really means. His advice is thought provoking even if you don’t necessarily agree with all of it. It also talks about knowing your body, your medical history and taking matters in to your own hands to help doctors achieve the best results. It was a good book – not amazing but good; I enjoyed it.

*thought for the day*

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful, that's what matters to me. Steve Jobs

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