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Lancaster doctor offers a brainy alternative to dairy

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-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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Is Sunday night the new Monday morning?

For a growing number of workers, Monday morning is coming earlier. And they aren’t happy about it. According to a recent national survey, chronic workplace stress is contributing to higher levels of anxiety among workers who often report having these feelings of workplace dread on Sunday nights before the start of the week.

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A Conversation With: Arielle Weidner

Arielle Weidner, 31, joined ConnectCare3, a service offered to members of Benecon’s self-funded health benefits consortiums and cooperatives, last year as senior director of client wellness and consulting and recently transitioned into her current role.

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Guest view: A win for health care over big tobacco is at risk

A lot has changed since 1998, the year that Pennsylvania and 45 states stood up to big tobacco and helped create the Tobacco Settlement Fund, or TSF. Since Pennsylvania hospitals first began receiving money from the fund, it has been used to bolster health care in that state in a variety of ways. Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget plan kept the TSF whole, but The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania is concerned that this year some lawmakers want to use TSF funds to instead pay state debt.

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