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Ask Dr. Deb

5 Steps to Staying Healthy for the Holidays

5 Steps to Staying Healthy for the Holidays

Question: Right before the holidays I always seem to get sick. What steps can I take to try to prevent getting a cold or flu?   Dr. Deb: The beauty, joy, and busy pace of the Christmas season are upon us. It seems that the hustle and bustle of this time of year often wear us down […]

Your Best Life December Calendar

Your Best Life December Calendar

Click to Download your calendar: best-life-ministries-december-2016

Your Best with Kathy Weckwerth:  Back to School Episode

Your Best with Kathy Weckwerth: Back to School Episode

Interview with Alice Fulk, formerly worked as a Crime Analyst for the West Des Moines Police Department. Back to School Episode:  Keeping Your Child Safe!        

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Ask Dr. Deb~ Mamograms

Ask Dr. Deb~ Mamograms

Question: Hi Dr. Deb. I’m 25 with no history of breast cancer in my family. When do I need to start getting a mammogram?   Answer:  Relax.   Since you are only 25, you don’t need to worry about a mammogram yet. The American Cancer Society currently recommends an annual mammogram starting at age 40 […]

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Kick Start Your Year With Weight Loss

Kick Start Your Year With Weight Loss

A New Year brings many resolutions. For many of us, weight loss is near the top of the list. We often start off doing well on dieting and then quickly lose our willpower and focus. What we weigh is all about intake versus output. If we have more intake than calorie output, we gain weight. […]

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Ask Dr. Deb:  Pre-Diabetes

Ask Dr. Deb: Pre-Diabetes

Question:  Dear Dr. Deb,   My mother was recently tested and her doctor told her she had the beginnings of diabetes.  However, he said with weight loss, exercise, and cutting out sweets and adding more fruits and veges, she could reverse it.  Is it possible to reverse diabetes?  Dr. Deb’s Answer:  The “beginnings of diabetes” is […]

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White Coat Hypertension

White Coat Hypertension

Hi, Dr. Deb It seems like every time I have to go into the doctor’s for my annual exam, I’m scared, and consequently it seems to make my blood pressure high.  Should I be concerned and what can I do to lower my blood pressure?  You are describing what is commonly known as “white coat […]

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Help!  I’m Tired All the Time

Help! I’m Tired All the Time

Q: Hi, Dr. Deb,  I seem to be tired all the time!  With kids, work, and after school activities…I’m exhausted.  I’m getting about 6 hours of sleep a night.  Is that enough? How many should my kids be getting? A:  Most adults need somewhere between six and eight hours of sleep per night in order […]

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Am I Just Sad or Clinically Depressed?

Am I Just Sad or Clinically Depressed?

Hi, Dr. Deb…I was wondering how a person can tell if you are just depressed because of a situation or circumstances, or how you know when you are clinically depressed?  It is sometimes difficult to sort out the difference between situational depression and a true clinical depression as the symptoms can be the same. As […]

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Do I Have Ulcers?

Do I Have Ulcers?

I have just been promoted at my work, but my hours and stress level have increased.  I tend to have a burning stomach after I eat.  Do you think I should get checked for an ulcer? You are probably having an increase in stomach acid that is irritating your stomach lining and causing either gastritis […]