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A note from our co-founder and CEO about coronavirus
Hi, I’m David, and I lead Propeller Health. First, to those of you who use Propeller to help manage your asthma or COPD, I want to thank you for trusting us. I also wanted to let everyone concerned about their breathing know that I’m thinking about you.  I’m writing this post from my home in […]
Yes, you should be wearing a face mask in public. Here’s why.
Since the start of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, there has been debate about whether face masks can help prevent the spread of the virus. In some affected countries, face masks have been the norm, while in other places, like in the U.S., officials hesitated to recommend them for everyone. However, as of April 3, the […]
Fun ways to instill proper hand-washing technique during coronavirus
You’ve probably heard by now that washing your hands is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of coronavirus. We’ve put together some resources to make regular hand-washing fun for you and your family. First, a quick reminder on proper hand-washing technique: Step 1: Run water over your hands Step 2: Apply half […]
How to deal with loneliness during coronavirus social distancing
Humans are social animals. So there may be moments when coronavirus (COVID-19) social distancing gets difficult for even the most introverted of us. We’ll find ourselves missing friends, family, classmates, our friendly neighborhood barista and interesting-looking strangers on the bus. This Washington Post story, Four ways to help prevent loneliness while you’re social distancing recommends […]
Flatten the curve: Why social distancing is important for people of all ages
Chances are you’ve heard the term “flattening the curve” lately. But what does it mean? And why should you practice social distancing regardless of your age and health?  Due to COVID-19, many state and local governments have called for non-essential businesses to close and for residents to shelter-in-place. All this is done to promote social […]
Is it coronavirus, the flu or a cold?
If you have symptoms like cough or fever, it’s reasonable that you may wonder if it’s simply a cold or flu, or if you’ve contracted coronavirus (COVID-19).  If this is concerning you, call your healthcare provider’s office and describe your symptoms. They will assess whether you should remain at home, take some treatment for the […]
How to entertain yourself and your family during coronavirus
When practicing social distancing due to COVID-19, you may quickly realize that spending the day in front of a computer or TV simply isn’t going to cut it. Weekdays may be easier to fill with work, homeschooling or other responsibilities, but cabin fever could kick in as this pandemic continues.  Here’s a list of activities […]
Will your insurance cover treatment related to coronavirus (COVID-19)?
If you have to seek treatment for COVID-19, the last thing you’ll want to worry about is whether your insurance will cover it. To take some of the stress out of protecting your health at this time, we’ve put together a guide to how public and private payers are handling the costs of COVID-19 services.  […]
When (and how) to seek medical care in an era of social distancing
Respiratory symptoms can be concerning, especially for people living with asthma or COPD. Now, with the coronavirus spreading worldwide, it’s particularly important to know what to do if you begin experiencing symptoms.  → If you or someone you live with has symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath, you should call your healthcare provider […]
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