Kern Family Health Care | Family Health | Fall 2020

FAMILY HEALTH 7 Herbs and pregnancy Many women look to natural herbs to give relief of common troubles while pregnant. But little is known about using herbs while pregnant. Some herbs are sold with the claim that they help with common pregnancy discomforts. But most often there are no good studies to show if these claims are true or if the herb can cause harm to you or your baby. Also, some herbs that are safe when Nice to ‘see’ you, doctor! Telemedicine uses computers, phones and mobile devices to provide health care remotely. It is sometimes referred to as telehealth. You may find yourself at home, video chatting, emailing or texting your health care doctor about a new health concern. It may also be about a chronic disease, such as diabetes or heart failure. Devices may even send real-time data to your doctor about your heart, blood pressure or blood glucose. Telemedicine may not work for every health care need. But it has proved useful for a wide range of reasons. Seniors who are too frail to leave home may find video chatting with their doctors a good way to get care. The future is now! We speak your language KFHC provides easy to access interpreter services at no cost to members. Your Provider Directory can tell you about the languages spoken by our doctors and their staff. Our Member Services staff can help you find a doctor’s office that speaks your language. We can also connect you with the following services: y Bilingual staff in English and Spanish. y Written material in English and Spanish. y 24/7 Over-the-phone language interpreters for more than 240 languages. Services that require five business days advance notice are: – American Sign Language interpreters. – On-site interpreters. – Video remote interpreters. used in small amounts as food might be harmful when used in large amounts. Talk with your doctor before using any herbal or natural product. These products may contain things that could harm you or your baby. Source: Office of Women’s Health Kern Family Health Care complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. ATTENTION: If you speak a language other than English, language assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call 800-391-2000 (TTY: 711 ). ATENCIÓN: Si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 800-391-2000 (TTY: 711 ). 注意:如果您使用繁體中 文 , 您可以免費獲得語言 援助服務。請致電 800-391-2000 (TTY: 711 ) 。