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Cardiologist Dr. James L. Marcum wants to raise awareness of the dangers of overuse of medicines - OTC and prescription - in his new book Medicines That Kill: The Truth about the Hidden
Epidemic (Tyndale House Publishers).
can still recall handing out my first prescription. The seriousness of
the pen strokes hit me with full force," Dr. Marcum said.
"l was about to change someone's chemistry. In doing so, I could help
sustain him, or I could kill him. That responsibility weighed heavily on
It's easy to accept prescriptions from doctors and use OTC drugs without thinking about the risks, but in some cases, medicines can actually create more harm than good.
Medicines That Kill, Dr. Marcum shares stories of medications gone
wrong and explains the dangers of using drugs without understanding
how they might affect your body. He provides practical ways to come off
medications (with the permission of your doctor) and seven ways to live a
healthy lifestyle based on biblical principles found in the seven days
of creation. Medicines That Kill encourages us to ask questions and to
take control of our health by understanding what we put into our bodies.
While some medicines are good, it's helpful to inform yourself about the risks and other options out there, to make sure you're doing what's truly best for your body. As a cardiologist, Dr. Marcum is credible, yet writes with an easily understandable tone, to share his views and experience with medications.
About the Author:
James L. Marcum, board-certified cardiologist practicing with
Chattanooga Heart Institute, has been named by USA Today as one of the
most influential physicians in his field. He is the author of The
Ultimate Prescription as well as an in-demand speaker for his role as
the director of Heartwise Ministries. Currently, his radio program
Heartwise airs on more than 400 radio stations across the nation. Dr.
speaker/director of Heartwise Ministries, hosts the health programs
Heart of Health and BibleRx, which can be seen on secular and Christian
television. He is married to Sonya and has two children, Kelli and
Jake. He enjoys music and outdoor activities.
About Tyndale House Publishers:
House Publishers, founded in 1962, is the world's largest privately
held Christian publisher of books, Bibles, and digital media. Tyndale
has published many New York Times bestsellers. The largest portion of
its profit goes to the nonprofit Tyndale House Foundation, which makes
grants to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of people around
the world. Tyndale was founded to publish Living Letters, which later
comprised part of The Living Bible, a contemporary paraphrase of the
Bible that became a
global publishing phenomenon. Tyndale now publishes the Holy Bible, New
Living Translation (NLT), the translation of choice for millions of