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  • Smelly sweat, and lots of it -- what to do?

    Sometimes after vigorous exercise, I detect a faint odor similar to acetone. Is this common? What is it telling us? Denis Saratoga Springs, N.Y. I desperately need exercise but hate to do it, not because of the work, but because I sweat -- as in flop-sweat, wring-out-your-clothes-for-the-next-hour...

  • Cinnamon extract for better insulin sensitivity can be found online, at stores

    In the March 17 Health section, Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon wrote about cinnamon to improve insulin sensitivity. I have type 2 diabetes. After reading the article, I went looking for a water-based cinnamon extract. I have been unable to find any place that sells it. Can you tell me the name...

  • Heat or cold: How should ballet dancer treat a sore knee?

    I dance ballet, and on one of the jumps, called a tour jeté, I used to land more heavily on my right heel. Done repetitively, it caused some trauma to the left uppermost corner of my right kneecap. I've since modified my technique, but I still land with my weight more on the heel on some of the...

  • Exercise moves to make your breasts stand out

    When I turned 50, it was as if my breasts fainted from the shock. I don't expect a return to perkiness, but I'm looking for a great exercise to help them head at least a little north. Helen Burbank We here in the Health section feel your pain. Sadly, there's not much you can do about the change...

  • Regarding mercury levels, how much fish is safe to eat per week?

    What is a safe amount of fish to eat per week for an adult female (past pregnancy age) and male in regard to mercury levels? J. Katz Torrance Heavier people -- both men and women -- can tolerate more mercury than thinner people, according to the World Health Organization. Some general guidelines...