“If you want to understand how the latest advances in genomics and AI can completely transform your health, and to translate this promise into practical tools that you can apply today, read this book!”—Mark Hyman, author of Young Forever
Taking us to the cutting edge of the new frontier of medicine, a visionary biotechnologist and a pathbreaking researcher show how we can optimize our health in ways that were previously unimaginable.
We are on the cusp of a major transformation in healthcare—yet few people know it. At top hospitals and a few innovative health-tech startups, scientists are working closely with patients to dramatically extend their “healthspan”—the number of healthy years before disease sets in. In The Age of Scientific Wellness, two visionary leaders of this revolution in health take us on a thrilling journey to this new frontier of medicine.
Today, most doctors wait for clinical symptoms to appear before they act, and the ten most commonly prescribed medications confer little or no benefit to most people taking them. Leroy Hood and Nathan Price argue that we must move beyond this reactive, hit-or-miss approach to usher in real precision health—a form of highly personalized care they call “scientific wellness.” Using information gleaned from our blood and genes and tapping into the data revolution made possible by AI, doctors can catch the onset of disease years before symptoms arise, revolutionizing prevention. Current applications have shown startling results: diabetes reversed, cancers eliminated, Alzheimer’s avoided, autoimmune conditions kept at bay.
This is not a future fantasy: it is already happening, but only for a few patients and at high cost. It’s time to make this gold standard of care more widely available. Inspiring in its possibilities, radical in its conclusions, The Age of Scientific Wellness shares actionable insights to help you chart a course to a longer, healthier, and more fulfilling life.
A remarkable vision of the near future of healthcare from two of the leading innovators of our age. Always a decade ahead of the pack, Dr. Hood has been an inspiration for his entire career. This book tells you why.
This seminal book offers scientific evidence of how much of our health is determined outside of and before most encounters with the healthcare system. Drawing on their own research, Hood and Price make a compelling argument that we should be investing in health, instead of focusing on ineffective repairs when the damage finally becomes visible. In many ways, we know this. They are asking us all, politely and then fervently, ‘If you know it, why aren’t you doing anything about it?’
Conventional medicine understands disease but not health. As a result, our population is sick and becoming sicker. Drawing on the tenets of systems biology, deep phenotyping, and digital measurements, this revolutionary book shows what every one of us can do—doctors and patients alike—to jump-start the exciting new era of scientific wellness.
Leroy Hood literally pioneered the field of personalized medicine. Now he shares his knowledge, enabling all of us to maximize our healthspan. A must-read for understanding the new era of data-driven medicine.
This is probably the most important self-help book you will ever read—it will impact your quality of life for decades. Not only does it clearly explain recent revolutions in genomics, AI, aging, neuroplasticity, etc., it shows how you can harness them. Lee Hood and Nathan Price have literally made history through their own research and applied it to a clinical setting. The moving personal stories that shaped their odyssey will powerfully motivate readers.
The leading researchers in the systems biology revolution in medicine map out for the first time the radical transformation taking place in the science of extending health, which will soon make conventional disease treatment obsolete. If you want to understand how the latest advances in genomics and AI can completely transform your health, and to translate this promise into practical tools that you can apply today, read this book!
This is a lively, optimistic, indeed cheerful book with a clear message: focusing on preserving health provides the best means of forestalling illness, both individually and in the population at large. The approach to scientific wellness that they advocate is truly visionary.
Fresh, thoughtful, and unusually ahead of the curve. This is an eye-opening roadmap for the future of health as an active patient partnership from the best scientific minds of our time.
The Age of Scientific Wellness pulls no punches: humans and the medical system are ill. Hood and Price provide a bold roadmap to wellness built on biology, computer science, and medicine.
Leroy Hood and Nathan Price argue with passion, excellence, and personal experience for a proactive approach to achieving the real potential of precision health…The vision they advance in their book [is] inspiring, audacious, participatory, optimistic, and generous, and this approach could potentially foster longer, healthier lives.
Many books have been written about why the American health care system has failed to bring all the latest breathtaking science and technology to those of us who need it most. The Age of Scientific Wellness offers a peek into how scientists have been trying to solve this bottleneck for themselves and their loved ones—and how the rest of us can follow in their footsteps.
This is a well-written work that is easy to read… The authors make a compelling case that could change how clinicians and leaders think about the future of health care delivery.
- 352 pages
- 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches
- Belknap Press
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