Welcome to Dr. James Marcum’s Health Blog

    Dr. Marcum is a board-certified cardiologist with a heart for leading others towards experiencing optimum health.  He encourages you to find the real answers to your health questions rather than simply treating the symptoms with a pill. In this blog, Dr. Marcum explains what he believes is wrong with our current health care system, how to get back on track, and how the spiritual dimension of our health is often being ignored. Enjoy the blog and be sure to leave us your comments!

    COVID-19: How can we safely re-open?

    COVID-19: How can we safely re-open?

    Thus far COVID-19 has dominated the health news in 2020. The entire media is focused on this. The storylines have covered the gamut. As a front line provider, I have been and will be, living the story. I forecast the COVID -19 virus will dominate the health news for a...

    Understanding the big picture

    Understanding the big picture

    A recent report by the National Cancer Institute, and reported in USA Today, has stated that cancer death rates have been falling for at least 25 years. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in America behind cardiovascular...

    We do not know

    We do not know

    This last month there have been quite a few articles in the media regarding artificial sweetener. Much of the information has been on the negative side. Some has been defending the artificial substances. I have an opinion for what it is worth. The opinion is, I do not...

    DNA Study Announced

    The U. S government is currently seeking one million people from all walks of life willing to share their DNA, environment, and health habits with researchers. The goal is to evaluate how lifestyle changes our genes. This ambitious 1.45 billion dollar study by the NIH...

    New Hypertension Guidelines

    Dr. Paul Whelton and a large number of experts in hypertension have recently published new guidelines for the treatment and prevention of hypertension. These guidelines have been published in many scientific journals and the media has covered this release extensively....

    Opioids: Looking at Cause

    Darlene Superville of the Associated Press has joined the many journalists nationwide in pointing out the dangers of the opioid epidemic. In her article, she focuses on the economic implications. In 2015, the crisis as it is now being referred, cost 504 billion...

    Are stents the answer?

    The New York Times has reported in November 2017 on a new study in the journal Lancet. This study found that while cardiac stents can be lifesaving in opening arteries in patients having a heart attack, the devices are ineffective in relieving chest pain. Stents are...

    Brain Pains – Is it worth it?

    In August every year, I am inundated by football. High school young men getting ready for the season, hype on the upcoming college season, and professionals getting prepared for the season are the stories in the media. Everyone has a story, comment or opinion on the...