HEALTHY LIVING

Dr. David Agus On How To Live Longer And Better (VIDEO)

05/17/2012 07:32 am ET

The key to living long and better? Taking advantage of what you can control when it comes to your health, says David B. Agus, M.D., oncologist and author of "The End Of Illness."

Inflammation -- like the swelling in your feet after a long day in high heels -- is at the root of many common health problems, he says. But something as simple as taking a baby aspirin a day can dramatically reduce heart disease and cancer death rates, he says.

It's important to discuss your health care with your doctor, he says in the video above, but we should all be aware that "the system is incentivized to treat," he says, and "we need to be incentivized to prevent."

Watch the video above for more tips from Agus.

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