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!

    Recognizing Poverty

    The definition of poverty includes the lack of necessities. Most, when they think of poverty, equate this with physical items, money, housing, food, and physical “stuff.” Poverty includes much more than this. Our human needs include more than the physical. I want you...

    Can healthcare be overly aggressive?

    Most doctors and providers just want to help, but could this desire to help with the symptoms be unproductive? In the media, a study presented in June at the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago suggested that 75%, that is 3 out of 4 cancer patients...

    A Reliable Source

    Candice Choi has written an interesting article for the Associated Press entitled "Candy Coated Science." In her article she explains how food companies shape nutrition research. She describes a scientific paper, funded by trade associations representing the makers...

    5 Summer Health Tips

    Everyone who knows me frequently hears me tell everyone to move every hour, eat your fruits and veggies, and get enough rest. However, I have 5 summer health tips to share. Most of these are common-sense, but it never hurts to hear them again. See the tips above, put...

    Super Bugs need Super Humans

    Tom Frieden of the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention said this week, “It is the end of the road for antibiotics unless we act urgently.” Penicillin has been available since the 1940’s and saved the lives of many. Notice that he used the word urgently....

    Sometimes Less is More

    We live in a society where we are trained we must always be doing something. If you sit at home and read on a Saturday night, something is wrong with you. If your computer is not filled with e- mails, you must not be working hard enough. When we order a meal, if the...

    Thinking about Risk

    The media has published articles on many different health topics recently. These have included traumatic brain injury from individuals receiving repetitive trauma to the head, the Zeka virus and what people should know, the thwarted merger between pharmaceutical...

    Healthy Travel Tips

    Often, I find a health topic from an email sent to the heartwiseministries.org website. “I travel extensively, sometimes great distances over an extended period of time. After every trip, I feel washed out for about a week. I take my medications faithfully. Do you...

    Thanks

    The world headlines have been full of despair, attacks in Paris, Mali, in the air, on the sea, and in cyberspace. After the headlines, the political rhetoric starts. This fatigues me.  Even the sports section is not as upbeat. To make matters worse, one of my favorite...