When should you get tested for diabetes?

Updated screening recommendations for Type 2 diabetes suggests your doctor start testing you at a younger age. The USPSTF, which stands for the United States Preventive Services Task Force, released a recommendation this month which states the screening age for overweight and obese Americans should be lowered from 40 to 35. The idea behind screening…… Continue reading When should you get tested for diabetes?

How to talk to a parent about aging and losing facilities

Oh, aging. We keep talking about it.  It’s hard not to talk about aging, as a growing number of the baby boomer generation hit retirement age and begin to test the limits of our healthcare, medicare, and social security systems. So how do you talk to your aging parents about help as they get older?…… Continue reading How to talk to a parent about aging and losing facilities

The stunning science behind fitness trackers

Between your phone, your watch, your pedometer, your glasses, your shoes, and your headphones, fitness devices are everywhere. In fact, some fitness devices have their own tracking devices in a never-ending loop of tracking your tracking. But here’s the question: Do fitness trackers really work? Amazon, Apple, Garmin, Nike, UnderArmour, WHOOP, Fitbit…Peloton…It’s 2021 and really,…… Continue reading The stunning science behind fitness trackers

3 life hacks that fail miserably

There are so many incredible life hacks out there that work, but for every functioning life hack, there are probably hundreds of money-printing psuedoscience ideas that don’t. Let’s talk about them. Anti-aging LED light therapy. No. It doesn’t work. Anti-aging LEDs claim to fight sagging, wrinkled skin. Some even claim to have a long list…… Continue reading 3 life hacks that fail miserably

Learning from breast cancer survivors and weight loss

A study published in July and shared by the American Institute for Cancer Research shares how diet and exercise affect breast cancer survivors, and the impact is fantastic. Good morning and welcome to the Ben Garves Podcast – a show at the intersection of health, activism, and technology. I’m your host, Ben Garves.  Why weight…… Continue reading Learning from breast cancer survivors and weight loss