RV Lifestyle eZine


February 2018  Issue #361


In This Issue

  • Mobile Healthcare
  • Innovative Ideas
  • USA Trivia




















Mobile Healthcare


As I mentioned in this eZine way back in 2015, mobile health care is finally on its way direct to the patient.


Mobile health (mHealth), loosely defined as the practice of medicine and public health, supported by mobile devices is projected to be a 26 billion-dollar industry by 2017.


Google Play and Apple apps provide over 97,000 health and fitness-related mobile apps with 4 million downloads per day.


But you want to be able to talk with a Primary Care Physician anytime, anywhere.


How about a virtual clinic that travels with you, wherever you go in this beautiful country?




"The RV lifestyle can be full of adventure, but life on the open road can offer both gifts and challenges.


You had an amazing time hiking in the Grand Canyon, but now you’re wondering if that bug bite is getting infected? The campground pool was a blast, but now your eczema is flaring up like crazy.


Exploring Glacier National Park should have been a joy, but you spent all week in the RV with a lingering cough that just won’t go away.


RV Health can serve as your primary care physician through phone or video consultations.


While RV Health is not an insurance plan, it provides network access to health care solutions including prescriptions, vision care, dental, hearing, labs and patient advocacy.


In addition, RV Heath is a telehealth program available that gives you remote access to a specialist and specialist referrals.


No more stress or wasted time trying to find the closest urgent care facility or playing phone tag with doctor’s office back home.


RV Health can connect you with on-call doctors 24/7 in every state, with no limitation on usage and no additional consultation fees for speaking with a primary care or internal medicine physician.


You have convenient access to your health team from wherever you may be in your travels, saving you time and money, so you can get back to your adventure.


So, whether you are a full-timer or a weekender, RV Health can truly be a mobile doctor solution.”


RVHealth.com is a subscription program, pay by the month or choose an annual plan. Services not available in MD, NJ, NY and RI. Make sure you read all the fine print to avoid disappointment later.


Read on . . .




Co-founded by Renee Dua, MD, and her husband Nick Desai, Heal is an app-based service for on-demand house calls.


The company, with locations in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orange County, Calif., promises to bring a licensed pediatrician or family physician to your home in less than 60 minutes.


The price for the house call: a flat fee of $99. A medical assistant does the driving and parking.


Read more . . .



Innovative Ideas in Healthcare





This New York City-based healthcare firm creates adherence tools, such as a smart pill bottle that tracks medication adherence in real-time.


At the optimal time to take medicine, the bottle turns blue. If it is not opened, it turns red and begins to beep.


The bottle also analyzes the patient's pill usage to see if they miss dosages. If so, AdhereTech's system issues reminders via text message or phone call.


Note: Research proves that this product is only about 24% effective in getting patients to take their pills. Great idea though, yes?




While other startups make it possible for customers to find and book physician appointments more easily by computer or phone, Pager tries to take the process further by sending physicians to your home, office or hotel within two hours to treat your urgent care needs, and all for a flat fee.


A first-time urgent care visit is $50, a physical is $100 and a phone consultation $25. The service finds and verifies physicians for its network and bills the user automatically over a linked credit card. Based in New York City.



USA Trivia

1. I have a river, bay, and strait named in my honor. Who am I?

            a. Henry Hudson

            b. William Baffin

            c. Leif Eriksson

Hint: This explorer led ships named Hopewell, Half Moon, and Discovery.


2. I created a fictitious wonderland where children coexist with talking animals, Father Christmas, and an evil witch. Who am I?

            a. J.R.R. Tolkien

            b. C. S. Lewis

            c. J. K. Rowling

Hint: The place is called Narnia.


3. I earned my fame at Wimbledon in 1985 when I became the youngest men’s singles champion ever. Who am I?

            a. Bjorn Borg

            b. Fred Perry

            c. Boris Becker

Hint: This powerful tennis player won again in 1986 and 1989.


4. I settled Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607. Who am I?

            a. James Cook

            b. John Smith

            c. King James

Hint: This adventurer/explorer is famously linked with Pocahontas.


5. My place is space. Who am I?

            a. Sally Ride

            b. Amelia Earhart

            c. Geraldine Ferraro

Hint: This Californian became the first American woman in space in 1983.


6. I discovered Florida. Who am I?

            a. Vitus Bering

            b. Ponce de León

            c. Hernando de Soto

This explorer was Spanish.


7. I was the first to round the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. Who am I?

            a. Bartholomeu Dias

            b. Marco Polo

            c. Vasco da Gama

Hint: This explorer hailed from Portugal.


8. I grew up in De Smet, S.D., and the beloved children’s books I wrote are also set there.
Who am I?

            a. L. M. Montgomery

            b. C. S. Lewis

            c. Laura Ingalls Wilder

Hint: In De Smet, you can find a little house on the prairie and a big house in the woods.



1. Henry Hudson. Henry Hudson, along with eight others including his son, was put adrift on a small boat and left to die by mutineers during his fourth voyage in June 1611.

2. C. S. Lewis.  C. S. Lewis’s Narnia books have sold more than 100 million copies and are among the most beloved books in classic children's literature.

3. Boris Becker. The young German Becker won the first of his three titles in 1985 at the age of 17 years and 227 days.

4. John Smith. John Smith lived an adventurous life, traveling, fighting in wars against the Turks in Transylvania and Hungary, surviving a period of slavery in Turkey, and travelling to the New World.

5. Sally Ride. American astrophysicist and astronaut, Sally Ride joined NASA in 1978, where she was an astronaut (1979–87) and helped design the robot arm for the space shuttle.

6. Ponce de León.  In April 1513, probably because his arrival in Florida occurred at the time of the Easter feast (Pascua Florida), Ponce de León named the land (which he claimed for Spain) La Florida.

7. Bartholomeu Dias. In 1488, Dias became the first European to round what he called Cabo Tormentoso (Cape of Storms), a feat that opened the road to India.

8. Laura Ingalls Wilder. Visitors to Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birthplace can tour her family's first Dakota house, their final home in town, and a replica of Laura's school.