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New health care provisions will have an effect on businesses

...employers should become familiar with the law's areas affecting them before those particular changes take effect. Deborah Erickson, executive director of the Alaska Health Care Commission, gave the state's perspective as a large employer with...
Community divided over whether to fluoridate water meeting, on Aug. 11. "There is so much information and misinformation out there," said commission member Deborah Erickson, who is deputy director of public health in the state Department of Health and Social Services. "We need to consider...
Juneau nixes fluoridation

...water system you are doing a lot of harm to a lot of children's teeth," said Lon Anderson, a Juneau dentist. Deborah Erickson, the acting director of the state Division of Public Health, warned against misinformation about fluoride on the...
Child death confirmed as swine flu case

...quick recovery, this death is a sobering reminder that it can be a serious illness," acting Public Health Director Deborah Erickson said. "We all need to pay attention and do what we can to help reduce the spread of the virus." The state has...
City sticks with fluoridating water - for now

...commission don't share her fear. "At this point I believe the program should be left alone," commission member Deborah Erickson said. "I don't believe there is great evidence that any perceived risks outweigh the benefits." Rozell said...
Report raises fluoride fears

...adults. "I have said that I would not recommend the city stop with the information that I have seen in the past," Deborah Erickson said. "I will just say I am looking forward to seeing the report." Excess fluoride enters some water supplies...


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