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It seems like everyday you hear about a new do-it-all fitness regimen or a new study showing that the exercises that you once thought were best are actually bad for you. In our 21st Century Fitness series, we consult the brightest minds to try to cut through the fat and find out what it really takes to be fit and healthy today.

Charting a Course to Long Life

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Cancer is a devastating disease, and treating it often means ravaging the body with toxic drugs and radiation. Renowned oncologist David Agus knows how difficult it is to remedy this and other common afflictions, like heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. So instead of simply treating disease, he wants people to take steps to prevent themselves getting sick in the first place. Agus has written a guidebook to healthful habits and he'll join us Monday to talk about what we all can do to live long, illness-free lives.

Dr. David Agus is a professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and Viterbi School of Engineering and heads USC’s Westside Cancer Center and the Center for Applied Molecular Medicine. He's the author two books, The End of Illness [Amazon|Indiebound], and his newest, A Short Guide to a Long Life [Amazon|Indiebound]

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.