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Contents JULY 2018 || VOL. 5 ISS. 7
BETWEEN NEIGHBORS Editor’s note
Fun things to do in July
HIGH SCHOOL BCHS’ StuGo
better The importance of hydration
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The Bell Trail
An original puzzle
AN HONOR TO SERVE
For Anthem’s Villandre family, military service is a legacy
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Help your kids channel their inner Picasso with a fun Brush to Canvas class at Mudpie Studios. The studio artist will guide them step-by-step to create a super fun painting of a unicorn on a canvas. Recommended for ages 4 and up. 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. $19 per child. Mudpie Studios, 4220 W. Opportunity Way, Anthem. mudpiestudios.net
Calling all G.I.R.L.s (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker and Leaders) interested in some fun activities and learning more about Girl Scouts. Head over to the North Valley Regional Library between 10 a.m. and noon for this free Power UP G.I.R.L.s event. No registration required. North Valley Regional Library, 40410 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem. For more information, contact (602) 452-7040.
Mrs. B, childrenâ€™s author and musician, has been entertaining children around the world for over 15 years. Mrs. B and her cast of characters will entertain you with original crazy songs, stories, dancing, and puppets, while teaching valuable life lessons and encouraging kindness. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. North Valley Regional Library, 40410 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem.
Join Youth 4 Troops and Anthem Pets for a cuddly event. Bring your pets for photos, treats, and a pet-related local product and business expo. Meet pets ready to be adopted. There will be games and prizes for the kids. Purchase homemade dog treats crafted by The Enclave residents with proceeds helping with shipping costs for Y4T care packages going to deployed service members. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free. The Enclave at Anthem, 42015 N. Venture Dr., Anthem.
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Spirit Boulder Creek’s StuGo hears requests as they ramp up for the 2018-2019 school year. By Emma Suttell
BEHIND EVERY spirited event at Boulder Creek High School is a tight-knit team upkeeping all of the school’s traditions. Looking forward into the new year, students can count on Boulder Creek’s Student Government (referred to as “StuGo” on campus), to bring the thunder with several new events this year, the majority of which have been requested by students. For several members of StuGo, such as Student Body President Hayden Miller, being able to collaborate with students throughout his day is one of many highlights to his position. “Being a students allows us the ability to have other classes and connect with peers to get insight on events that they want,” he says. “Then we can bring the ideas to the team to start planning it for next year.” So what are some of the events that students can plan on for this year? Taking the initiative from a previous tradition, StuGo has decided to add in another highly-anticipated event to the lineup. One homecoming tradition might ring a bell to parents and faculty: the Powderpuff Game. While in previous years at BCHS, boys have dressed up as the opposing team’s cheerleaders prior to the homecoming game, this year, girls in the junior and senior class will also be able to show their school spirit and go against each other in a flag football game. Following up the Powderpuff Game during the first semester, students can revel in a different take of a familiar game from previous years. Mirroring a previous event advertised as the Student versus Teacher Basketball Game, this year, the Jags are hosting an all-out Boulder Creek Dodgeball Tournament. This new event, where students and even teachers will be able to play in an elimination-based tournament, will begin shortly after spring break. As for students looking forward to the two big dances of the year—prom and homecoming—StuGo is promising exciting theme weeks and a beautiful venue for prom. Unfortunately, theme days and the prom venue will remain confidential for now,
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but StuGo has no doubts that both elements will be wildly popular with the entire student body. Familiar events such as the Mr. BC Pageant, assemblies, numerous pep rallies, and the talent show will still make their mark on campus this year, but StuGo is elated more unique and student-inspired events are on the table this year. One StuGo secret that not many students are able to see from the outside is the amount of effort these student leaders put in outside of class. Not only do they have student government each day during fourth hour, but these spectacularly spirited students sacrifice time after class, on weekends, and during school breaks to ensure that they are well prepared to serve the students of the Boulder Creek community. This year, before teachers head back to their classrooms, the students of StuGo have several weeks of training and a state-wide conference to solidify their skills before returning to campus. StuGo has operated under the wing of their leader, Caitlin McAndrew, for several years at BCHS. Also a language arts teacher, Caitlin balances multiple classes of students with the immense planning and leadership training that she is always preparing for StuGo. She pours all of her love, effort, and time into her students’
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lives throughout the school year; many of her StuGo and english students emphasize how lucky they are to have her as part of their team throughout the year. StuGo even offers a way for students to voice their opinions throughout the year at monthly sessions called Youth Town Hall. Students can come into the StuGo classroom during lunch and give the leadership team their advice and input for numerous events, all while receiving pizza for lunch in the process. It’s a fantastic way to stay involved on campus, even if students aren’t able to fit the full experience of StuGo into their daily schedules. Looking at the year ahead, students can depend on a vastly different year from years past. Especially for the incoming eighth graders, the Boulder Creek Jaguars can’t wait to welcome you in this year.
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Warrantless Searches JUDGE GERALD A. WILLIAMS DISCUSSES SUPREME COURT RULINGS REGARDING VEHICULAR SEARCHES. A DRIVER RIDING a unique orange and black motorcycle had eluded local police not once, but twice. They later concluded that the motorcycle was likely stolen. A break in the case came when they saw pictures on Facebook of the motorcycle parked in the driveway of a house. An officer located the house and saw what appeared to be a similar motorcycle covered with a white tarp, parked at the same angle and in the same location on the driveway as in the Facebook photograph. He got out of his patrol car, took pictures of the motorcycle, both with and without the tarp, ran the plate, determined it was stolen, and put the tarp back over the motorcycle. He then waited for the suspect to come home. When he did, the officer knocked on his door, and the suspect admitted that he did not have title to the motorcycle. The officer arrested him. Did the officer need a search warrant to remove the tarp? On May 29, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court said “yes.” Since the officer conducted a warrantless search, the defendant’s conviction for receiving
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stolen property was reversed. Part of this case involves what is known as the automobile exception to the Fourth Amendment’s requirement for a search warrant. That exception comes from the 1925 case of Carrol v. United States. In Carrol, police stopped a car they believed contained illegal liquor. They conducted a warrantless search, found the liquor, and arrested the drivers. In that case and at that time, the Supreme Court said that searching a vehicle or a boat was different than searching a building because they could be quickly moved out of the jurisdiction where a warrant could be issued. Consequently, the automobile exception was born. In spite of modern communication and the availability of telephonic search warrants, the concept remains good law. However, the Supreme Court, by a vote of eight to one, declined to extend the automobile to a parked motorcycle covered with a tarp. The court held that the automobile exception did allow law enforcement agents to essentially trespass on private property.
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KRISTINE ABRAMS Kristine Abrams is a freelance writer, avid reader, and day hiker with a slight Brooklyn accent. Share your thoughts on this month’s book or suggest future reads via email@example.com.
The Push The latest 85086 Book Club read reaches great heights. By Kristine Abrams
WHEN STARTING something (anything), and you’ve heard a lot of good things, and you’re expecting to enjoy it, you can’t help but hold it to a higher standard than had you gone into it “blind.” That being said, and that being the case here, I actually liked The Push: A Climber’s Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond Limits more than I thought I would. Yes, I love a memoir, especially one that centers on overcoming hardships or
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obstacles. More importantly, I love seeing the different ways people come out the other side, or in this particular situation, come to the summit of a rock wall. The Push: A Climber's Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond Limits by Tommy Caldwell is not only about climbing. True, Caldwell fully describes and embraces his seven-year journey to free climb the Dawn Wall of Yosemite’s El Capitan.
(The Dawn Wall is El Capitan’s biggest, steepest, blankest face.) The Push is so much more though. Tommy goes into detail about his childhood, his relationship with his parents, his teenage years, and ultimately finding himself as a climber and a man. There were considerable setbacks throughout his life: being held hostage, the loss of a finger, a divorce… However, he doesn’t dwell on them—in life or in the book. Instead, he explains how they changed him, taught him, and pushed him. There were definite highpoints, too (besides the one where El Cap towers about 3,000 feet above the ground). Tommy truly triumphs many times throughout the events in the book: he becomes a renowned climber, a father, a world traveler… And he describes these experiences, but not in a flashy, pompous way. Instead, in a very matter-of-fact and appreciative way. It’s refreshing, even endearing at times. He sets the perfect tone and makes you want to keep reading and definitely keep rooting for him. Also, no worries if you aren’t extremely familiar with climbing, as it’s not a “climbing book” per se. It’s mostly a book about life and challenging yourself. When it gets to the more technical climbing parts, Tommy does a great job helping you understand the terms, the concepts, and even the mood of the sport. It really is a well-written, moving story and Tommy Caldwell now has a new Instagram follower! I highly recommend this book.
fresh | WHEELS
Going Rogue NISSAN’S NEW PROPILOT ASSIST IS A GLIMPSE INTO THE AUTOMOTIVE FUTURE. By Becky Antioco
THE 2018 NISSAN ROGUE is a popular crossover vehicle, and for good reason. It’s attractive, roomy (one of the only crossovers of its size to offer a third row of seats), with available all-wheel drive, and has adequate comfort, technology features, and power to satisfy as a daily driver, a people hauler, in the carpool, or on a road trip. The addition of Nissan’s new ProPILOT Assist technology, also available on the all-new 2018 Nissan Leaf, moves Rogue into semi-autonomous territory previously occupied only by luxury vehicles costing thousands more. Here’s how the system differs from traditional lane-keep assist. With most others, when you begin to drift, or attempt to change lanes without signaling, there will be some manner of lane-departure alert (audible and/or visual), and lane-keep assist will gently (or aggressively, depending on the system), nudge you back into your lane. Drift too much, and you get a ping-pong effect to keep the vehicle between the lane markers. ProPILOT assist does more than that, keeping the vehicle centered in your lane, even on curving roads, and modulating speed according to driver-set parameters. Nissan stresses that ProPILOT is not a self-driving system, but a hands-on driver-assist feature that requires engagement at all times. Indeed, as the driver, you determine your desired speed and preferable distance between vehicles, and engage the system with the push of a button. Using a camera, radar, sensors, and an electronic control module, ProPILOT responds accordingly. I tested the system on the Rogue and came away impressed. My family grew weary of my excited exclamations of, “Look! I’m hardly touching the steering wheel!” You won’t get away with taking your hands off the wheel for too long, however. An alert will flash on
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business | CHAMBER CORNER
beaut y TLC Aesthetics offers a host of beautifying services. By Sondra Barr
Chelsey Rhodes and Tina Wilson
WHEN TINA WILSON started working in Anthem almost 10 years ago at a local salon, she immediately noticed the community support for small businesses. As the first person to offer eyelash extension services in Anthem, Tina’s clientele grew. And after a few years, she was offered an opportunity to rent a room inside another business, which is where her company, TLC Aesthetics was born. “I moved TLC into another salon a few years later,” says Tina. “In 2015, my younger daughter earned her aesthetics license and began working with me. In 2017, we moved into our own studio. We share our 1,200-square-foot suite with Michele Celentano Photography.” Although TLC started out primarily as an eyelash extension business, they’ve expanded to include a host of other beauty services ranging from microneedling treatments, chemical peels, facials, dermaplaning, waxing, and spray tanning. “We’re very passionate about what we do and serving our clients to the best of our abilities,” says Tina, although she admits it can sometimes be all consuming. “Chelsey Rhodes is a full-time esthetician/eyelash extension specialist and is a full-time student working towards her nursing degree, and I’m a full-time aesthetician/eyelash extension specialist and the owner of TLC Aesthetics. We have some crazy schedules doing what we love and working towards our goals. Creating downtime can be very challenging.” This doesn’t stop Tina and Chelsey from giving back to the community. As they continue to add innovative services to their menu of treatment options, the pair finds time to give back to the community. “We spent many years volunteering with Special Olympics, including hippotherapy (special needs and horses). The Special Olympics is something that has always been close to our hearts and our family has always had pets and a love for helping those we’re able to help,” says Tina. “We also work with several animal rescue groups to help find homes for unwanted pets and those in dire situations—many have ended up living at our home.” The pair is also active in the Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce, where TLC has been a member for a year. “Michele (Celentano) has been a longtime member and encouraged me to join,” explains Tina, who experienced the hometown spirit the organization is known for at TLC’s grand opening last year. “I was completely overwhelmed by the attendance of the chamber members. I cannot express what an incredible feeling it was to be supported by these amazing people I had only met briefly. I’m grateful to be part of such a caring organization.”
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CONFETTI POPPERS Confetti poppers are another simple craft to create this month. Start with new plastic push pop holders—you can even try this with used ones, just make sure to thoroughly clean out the holder and allow the cardboard to dry. If push pop holders are unavailable, a toilet paper roll and a balloon will work as well. Using paper cut to size or colorful duct tape, you can decorate the outside of the cylinder. Next, use purchased confetti or make your own using a hole punch and paper to create the paper cut outs. You can also cut or rip paper to make the confetti. Once you have this completed, pour your confetti in to the tube and cover it with tissue paper and tape the edges down. If using a balloon, stretch the balloon over one end of the paper roll and tie a knot in it on one side and fill with confetti. When you’re ready to celebrate, use the plunger to push through the tube or pop the fun out of your cylinder by pulling back your balloon and releasing.
CANVAS FLAGS Canvas flags are fun to make for all ages. Start with a canvas size of your choosing. With a pencil, lightly sketch the stars and strips to ensure you have enough room for both. Now, use a paintbrush or dip your fingers in paint and use to fill in the red, white, and blue areas of your flag. Once the blue dries, you can add some white stars and you’re done. You can add string to the back of your canvas flag for easy hanging.
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his father’s footsteps. “One experience in particular that helped lead me to this realization occurred in high school when a classmate of mine experienced a seizure. I was able to help him using the training I received in scouting while remaining calm and focused in what I thought was a stressful situation. If I could stay calm in that situation I figured I might be calm and focused in other stressful situations in the military,” says Tony. “It meant a lot to me getting into West Point in terms of being just like my dad but I also know that this is my own story. I love comparing stories with him when I come home and it’s great when he can relate to some of the struggles I have at school. In the overall legacy of service in my family I think for must of us is grounded in a lot of the same thoughts. We all desired higher education, we all desire to serve this country, and through Army and Navy ROTC and West Point, my family has been able to do both of those things.” Some people have questioned why the Villandre’s would encourage their children to go into the military. “They ask, ‘Aren’t
Al and Angie recall their military memories while paging through a family photo album
I think to myself, this is a time when people volunteer. It’s not like they’re being drafted. You’re making a choice. If not us, then who’s going to do it? Why not step up and serve the country.
you afraid something is going to happen to your children?’ That’s always something that’s in the back of your mind,” says Angie. “But, I think to myself, this is a time when people volunteer. It’s not like they’re being drafted. You’re making a choice. If not us, then who’s going to do it? Why not step up and serve the country. Yes, there are risks involved, but there are risks involved with any choice in life.” It’s no surprise that the Villandre’s favorite local event is Anthem’s annual Veterans Day Parade. Al, whose dad was in the Army for two years and whose uncles both served 20 years in the Air Force, was especially touched to have his dad involved in one of the parades. “He got to ride in the car with us during the parade and be honored,” says Al, whose dad never talks about his time in the Army. “It was incredible to do that.” Anthem also holds a special place in the family’s heart for another reason. They currently have five brick pavers at the Anthem Veterans Memorial to commemorate the family’s legacy of service. “Once Tony gets commissioned, we’ll get two more,” says Al proudly.
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Plaza Bonita offers authentic, flavorful Mexican food. By Andrew Leach Photos by Andrew Leach
INTERESTED IN being transported to Mexico City for lunch or dinner? If so, I recommend heading over to Plaza Bonita on Carefree Highway in North Phoenix. They have a variety of classic Mexican dishes and have several flavors of salsa to choose from. Plaza Bonita has a few locations throughout northern Arizona including spots in Cottonwood, Sedona, and Flagstaff. At their North Phoenix outpost, the décor is bright and colorful. Meanwhile, the staff is quick and friendly and always greets you with a smile. Friday and Saturday nights tend to be on the busier side, so be prepared to wait, or opt for a seat at the bar. The chips and salsa served are crisp and warm and hard to stop enjoying while waiting for your meal. There’s a traditional salsa for dipping but upon request you can get a milder salsa. One of the positives of this restaurant is that while they have common Mexican dishes, they also have a selection of more unusual items. We ordered the fajitas ($24.99), available with chicken, beef, shrimp, or a veggie option mixture of bell peppers, onions,
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broccoli, carrots, and mushrooms sautéed together. We opted for a mixture of beef and chicken. The fajitas plate arrives with plenty of meat, making it an easy dish to share with two or more people. The meat was cooked perfectly and sautéed with bell peppers and onions. The meal comes with rice, beans, guacamole, cheese, pico de gallo, sour cream, and your choice of flour or corn tortillas. Try building your tortilla of flavor by adding the toppings to the base of the tortilla and add a few pieces of beef and chicken. The flavors meld together for a tasty bite. Up next, the combination plate number two ($11.95). For the combo, we selected the beef taco and cheese enchilada. The plate also comes with refried beans and rice as well. It’s a great combination and offers you the flexibility to mix and match selections including a chile relleno, a burrito, or even a tamale. Our selections didn’t disappoint. The shell of the taco is crisp and filled with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, diced onions, and seasoned beef. The enchilada is a good size and oozes
with melted cheese and red enchilada sauce. While the dish is designed for one person, there’s a lot of food. The final entrée sampled is one of my culinary guilty pleasures. Luckily, it’s a delightful dish to enjoy at Plaza Bonita. The chicken mole ($13.05) is a standout dish here. At Plaza Bonita they take skinless breast of chicken and braise it with a sweet, yet slightly spicy peanut butter based sauce, which also has a bit of chocolate mixed in. It comes with a side of beans and rice, as well as your choice of tortilla. The flavors may not be to everyone’s liking but if you like a little sweet and spicy at the same time, you may want to try it. Plaza Bonita makes the mole sauce in-house, which gives it the added bonus of not being exactly the same each time you visit. Some days it may be sweeter, spicier, lighter in color, or darker in hue. But every time I’ve had it, regardless of the batch, it’s been tasty. While traveling south of the border to Mexico City may not be in the budget, you can get the same sort of flair and flavor with a visit to Plaza Bonita. Muy bueno.
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Moisture Dr. Kelly Collins explains why you need to internally and externally hydrate.
AS WE move into the hottest months of the year, the most important tip I can give to boost your wellbeing is to hydrate every cell of your body every single day. Most of us think of hydration as drinking plenty of water to keep our cellular mechanisms functioning optimally. While our internal environment is the most important aspect of our bodies, hydrating your external being should be a priority, especially when it comes to anti-aging and the benefits that moisture has on our entirety. So, what does it mean to focus on hydration internally and externally? There’re so many choices we can take to ensure our skin and other organs stay as youthful and healthy for as long as possible. Any treatment that floods your body with water will maintain elasticity in your skin and can take years off your appearance. Here are some of my favorites: Drink lots and lots of water daily. We’ve all heard how important this is. Do we always do it? Probably not. I’ve found that carrying a jug of water around with me all day, even when I’m in a treatment room with a patient, is a sure-fire way to make sure I’ll finish my water and be successful on my goal of water ounces taken in for the day. Water not only boosts metabolism by allowing all cellular processes to occur more efficiently, it also helps our bodies detox any toxins that have made their way internally through the air we breathe and the food we consume. And, there are numerous studies that show that toxins are the fastest mechanism of aging we need to combat.
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Get a Hydrafacial once a month. A Hydrafacial is a luxurious experience that infuses copious amounts of moisture into the cells of your skin. This hydradermabrasion procedure cleanses, exfoliates, extracts impurities, and hydrates, while providing antioxidants to support healthy and nourished skin. You’ll leave feeling refreshed, your skin will feel super soft and clean, and you’ll have an amazing glow. Get a nutritional IV once a month. Also know as a Meyer’s Cocktail, this IV is jam-packed with vitamins and nutrients that have many amazing benefits. Your immune system will be stronger, your energy will be much better, and your skin will look and feel supple and elastic because of the hydrating effects of the IV. This is one of the best choices we can make to keep our bodies looking and feeling younger and hydrated. It takes about 45 minutes to administer this treatment. Plan on having a little relaxation time while you receive your IV. Once you’re done, you’ll feel immediately better than when you arrived. Use physician-grade skincare. I can’t preach this enough. For years, probably decades, I used department store brands of skincare and over-thecounter options from drug stores. These are a big no-no because the ingredients will pull moisture from your skin, leaving it more dehydrated than before. You must remem-
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Hepatitis Local pharmacists on what you need to know about hepatitis infections. QUESTION: “I’ve heard about a hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego. What can I do to protect myself from hepatitis?” ANSWER: On July 28, the World Health Organization is celebrating World Hepatitis Day. It’s a chance to learn more about the different types of hepatitis that impact millions worldwide and what you can do to help eliminate hepatitis. While different types of hepatitis infections affect other parts of the world more severely, there’re ways to become involved to help protect yourself and others from the spread of the infection. There’re several different types of hepatitis viruses that infect people. The types of hepatitis viruses include hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hepatitis D, and hepatitis E. In the United States, hepatitis A, B, and C most commonly cause disease. Below is an overview of the most common hepatitis viruses that infect people in the United States. • Hepatitis A: primarily spread when someone ingests the virus within food, drinks, or objects that are contaminated with fecal matter. Hepatitis A does not lead to chronic liver problems, but can cause some serious symptoms. You can help reduce the spread of hepatitis A through improved sanitation and food safety. A vaccination for hepatitis A is also available, and recommended if you plan on traveling to a country with a high rate of hepatitis A infections. Check with your primary care provider or local pharmacy to see if you’re a candidate to receive the hepatitis A vaccine. • Hepatitis B: this infection can be spread through body fluids such as blood or sexual contact. Hepatitis B
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can lead to acute or chronic infection and can lead to a serious chronic illness. Getting the hepatitis B vaccine is the most effective way to prevent hepatitis B. Check with your doctor or pharmacy to see if you’re a candidate to receive the hepatitis B vaccine. • Hepatitis C: this virus is spread through contact with blood of an
Symptoms of acute infection Potential for Chronic Infection
Severity Vaccinations available?
infected person. Some ways people get hepatitis C include sharing needles with injection drug use or unsterile medical procedures. Hepatitis C can lead to a chronic infection, which can lead to liver damage or even liver cancer. There’s currently no vaccine available to prevent the spread of hepatitis C. However, new treatment options can cure people of hepatitis C if they are infected.
Ingestion of fecal matter from contaminated food or drink or close person to person contact with an infected person
Contact with infectious blood, semen, or other bodily fluid
Contact with blood of an infected person
Fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, gray colored bowel movements, joint pain, jaundice
No potential for chronic infection
Potential for chronic infection in those unimmunized
Potential for chronic infection
No lasting liver damage, rarely fatal
Can lead to chronic liver disease
Can lead to chronic liver disease
Yes, two doses given six months apart
Yes, three doses given over a sixmonth period
No vaccine available
There’re several ways to protect yourself from hepatitis infection and prevent the spread of hepatitis. Check with your primary care provider to see if you’re a candidate for
vaccination for hepatitis A and hepatitis B. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) also recommends that people born from 1945 through 1965 be tested for hepatitis C as well.
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