Cereal, Grains Key to Longer Life After Heart Attack

Eating a high-fiber diet can help you avoid heart disease, but what if you’ve already had a heart attack – can adding fiber to your diet help you live longer? A study that researchers say is the first to examine this question has some good news for heart patients: The more fiber heart attack survivors add to their diet – especially in the form of cereal and whole grains – the lower their risk of dying from any cause, said …

Hemorrhoid Help: 7 Things You Should Know

No one likes talking about hemorrhoids, but they’re obviously a problem for a lot of us: In 2012, more people searched Google for information on hemorrhoids than any other health condition. That’s not really surprising, considering that the National Institutes of Health says half of all Americans over the age of 50 have hemorrhoids. And 75 percent of people will suffer from them at some point in their lives. (Women often get them during pregnancy and after childbirth.) So what …

Five on Fiber Quiz: Which Foods Help You Feel Fuller?

Eating high-fiber foods helps you feel fuller, which helps keep your appetite in check – a good thing when you’re trying to cut calories. But there are high-fiber foods you may actually want to eat, and then there is the seaweed supplement that was the focus of recent research that went totally bust. The study looked at whether a seaweed-based fiber supplement could help people stick to their diets. The problem, as Danish researchers discovered earlier this year, is that …