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Weight Loss Surgery an Option When Diet and Exercise Fail
September 24, 2015
We all know that the ideal way to maintain a healthy body is through exercise and a sensible diet. But what if you can’t lose weight?

The Healthy Outlook column offers information about a wide range of health issues affecting you, your family and your community. Under the leadership of Dr. David Pepper, the series features professional staff from Contra Costa Health Services and covers a wide range of topics, including illness prevention, specific diseases, seasonal maladies, environmental health and much more. It is published by the Contra Costa Times.

July 22, 2015 Falls Can Cause Serious Injury, So Take Care to Avoid Them
May 28, 2015 Palliative Care Can Help Us Prepare for Death on Our Own Terms
March 16, 2015 Drinking Water is Key to Avoiding Painful Kidney Stones
January 13, 2015 Why Flip-Flops—and Even Some Running Shoes—Are Bad for Your Feet
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Dr. David Pepper is a family physician with Contra Costa Health Services. He has practiced medicine for more than two decades and holds a wide range of expertise. Send your column idea to

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