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Dr. Jordan Balencic and his wife, Tessa, developed a dairy-alternative beverage that contains walnut milk and other clinically studied superfoods proven to have beneficial properties for brain health. It’s called BrainMilk. PHOTOS/MARKELL DELOATCH

Lancaster doctor offers a brainy alternative to dairy

Lancaster-based Dr. Jordan Balencic and his wife Tessa have developed a ready-to-drink, dairy-alternative beverage that contains walnut milk and other clinically studied superfoods proven to have beneficial properties for brain health called BrainMilk. To further their efforts, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, a State College-based seed and economic development nonprofit organization, has invested $51,025.

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Harvest's planned medical marijuana dispensary in Harrisburg. The company is awaiting inspection by the Pennsylvania Department of Health before it can open. PHOTO/IOANNIS PASHAKIS

In agreement with state, cannabis company gives up dispensary permits

Harvest of Northwest PA in New Castle and Harvest of North Central PA in Shamokin, have voluntarily given up their medical marijuana dispensary permits in order to allow the dispensaries’ parent company, Tempe, Arizona-based Harvest Health & Recreation, to move forward with the opening of four other Harvest dispensaries around Pennsylvania, one of which is in Harrisburg.

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Rite Aid announces new CEO

Rite Aid Corp. announced Monday morning that a new leader has been found to run the embattled company, taking over management immediately. Heyward Donigan, a longtime executive in the health care industry, will serve as Rite Aid’s CEO and join the board of directors.

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