May 15, 2000 |
Could an antioxidant with a strange-sounding name hold the answer to congestive heart failure and two debilitating and often-deadly neurological disorders? Could it also boost athletic performance in healthy people, improve memory and combat gum problems? Those are just some of the health claims for coenzyme Q10, or "CoQ," a substance that proponents such as the Life Extension Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., tout as being able to make "old hearts young again."
January 4, 1999 |
From the Health section mailbag, our picks for the most, um, creative health product announcements of the past few months: * Toothpaste containing Coenzyme Q10, the antioxidant chemical that is the "molecular sparkplug that enables cells to produce the energy they need to live and remain healthy." Brushing with Q-Dent "energizes gum tissue while providing a powerful antioxidant to suppress free radicals," say its makers, Q-pharma Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1999 |
Harking back to the days of the Main Street apothecary shop, some retail pharmacists are turning to compounding specialty prescriptions for patients as they compete in a market dominated by managed care companies and chain-owned drug supermarkets. Corner drugstores across the country have shut at an astounding rate this decade.