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Breaking News: Health Advisory for Contra Costa County

Last updated: November 10, 2018, 12:38 pm

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District reports that parts of our county have unhealthy air due to smoke. Please follow the following tips to protect yourself and your loved ones. Everyone, especially children, should reduce outdoor activity. Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease such as asthma, should avoid prolonged outdoor activity. Masks are not a substitute for staying indoors. Masks such as the N-95 are not effective for untrained users and may be dangerous for people with lung or heart conditions. N-95 masks may be helpful for people who must work outdoors if properly fitted. Employees should work with their employers for direction on when/how to use N-95 masks. Seek medical attention if you experience symptoms like repeated coughing, difficulty breathing, wheezing, chest tightness, palpitations, nausea, fatigue or lightheadedness. Visit for smoke tips and for air quality in your area

Reaching the Spanish Speaking Community

In collaboration with Contra Costa Television, we are proud to present: ¡Vida Sana En Vivo!

¡Vida Sana En Vivo! is our award winning, Spanish language, health education program for residents of Contra Costa County. Its goal is to improve communication to our Spanish-speaking community.

On this show local experts help raise awareness about important topics and provides Latino families with information to help them access services in the community.

A unique component of the show is the cultural performance segment, which celebrates the successes and culture of our Latino families.

¡Vida Sana En Vivo! delivers only professional quality programming with cultural sensitivity.

¡Vida Sana En Vivo! is a family friendly show that addresses such topics as child health, parenting, women's health, chronic diseases, emergency preparedness, violence prevention, immunization and more.

For more information about ¡Vida Sana En Vivo! send us an email.

¡Vida Sana En Vivo! can be seen on Contra Costa Television channel 27 Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. and Fridays at 5 p.m.