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Appliance Pros Richard Black (602) 501-5501 applianceprosaz.com




The Carroll Law Firm James J. Carroll, III (623) 551-9366 carrolllawfirm.com

The Finished Look Bill Slis (623) 451-5052 bcarcrazy@gmail.com

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Desert Foothills Accounting & Tax Services, PC Emily A Griffin, CPA, MST (623) 551-3100 desertfoothillscpa.com



Carpets By Randy Randy Posusta (602) 757-2277 Carpet/tile cleaning & repair


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Anthem Electric, LLC Rich Digilio (623) 533-5971 anthemelectric.com


Anthem Total Health Christine Smith & Roni Fox Nurse Practitioners (623) 428-1204 anthemtotalhealth.com anthemtotalhealth@gmail.com


Valley Maid Ed Begalke (623) 825-6364 valleymaid.com


The Reflective Designer Cathy Hobbes reflectivedesigner.com (919) 434-5851 COMPUTER & NETWORK SOLUTIONS

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Pro View Home Inspection Craig Rhyne (623) 551-0369






Home Theater Plus, LLC Jon Yorkis (623) 853-6445 hometheaterplus.tv

State Farm Insurance Justin Simons (623) 551-3700

In Season Design Gail Frenak (623) 428-9060 inseasondesign.com

Edward Jones Investments Doug DeMuth (623) 551-0523





Andrew Z Diamonds & Fine Jewelry Scott Zychowski (623) 551-6892

Lamberti Landscaping Chris Lamberti (623) 210-9997

Southwest Sedan Service Jeffrey Goldin (602) 481-0894 SWsedan.net

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Fox Designs Studio David Fox (602) 688-7588 foxdesignsstudio.com


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Anthem singer/songwriter Jade Sandra strikes a chord with audiences

The art of storytelling


Old-timey sour cream cake donuts

30 CHAMBER CORNER Carrie Clark-Keller

fresh 8 BETWEEN NEIGHBORS Publishers’ note


Fun things to do in August


A powerful tale


The dog days of summer



The Desert Hills Trailhead

22 HIGH SCHOOL A new zip code

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Back-to-school apps

A back-to-school celebration

Creative projects

How to calm back-to-school nerves

Kuma’s adventures


Canine gets second chance

Laser hair removal

Total body workout

Childhood vaccinations

Haircare options

An original Linda Thistle puzzle

An original Myles Mellor crossword


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The Daisy Mountain Tea Party Patriots meet to listen to educational speakers, authors, and candidates for public office. The meetings also include an opportunity for involvement in supporting and holding elected officials accountable on issues being addressed or considered by various local, state, and federal officials. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Anthem Civic Center, 3701 W. Anthem Way, Anthem. daisymountainteapartypatriots.com

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The Anthem Fine Arts Club meets each Wednesday at the Anthem Civic Building in the Arts and Crafts room from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a venue for artists to paint with other artists, learning, sharing, and enjoying the artist community in Anthem. Art is limited to painting and Anthem residents due to space limitations. For questions, contact Victoria or Eileen at g.victoriapeterson@yahoo.com or eileenbrosius@att.net. Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way, Anthem. onlineatanthem.com/event/ anthem-fine-arts-club


Coloring isn’t just for kids anymore. On the first Friday of the month, join others for a stress-relieving afternoon of coloring. Coloring pages and colored pencils will be provided for use, but feel free to bring in your own art supplies, too. This program is co-sponsored by the New Friends of the North Valley Library. 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. North Valley Regional Library, 40410 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem. Contact: Pamela Blair-Sheldon at (602) 652-3301 for more info.

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Head to the monthly New Friends of the Library Meeting held the third Wednesday of each month. 7 p.m. North Valley Regional Library, 40410 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem. onlineatanthem.com


Have you ever wondered what to do if you encountered a snake in your yard? Learn how to handle a close encounter with poisonous desert wildlife. Terry Gerber from the Lake Pleasant Regional Park will discuss the best response when you find yourself up close and personal with a poisonous creature. 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. North Valley Regional Library, 40410 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem. Contact: Pamela Blair-Sheldon at (602) 652-3301 for more info.


Pilot Charles Lindbergh is best known for his famous 1927 flight across the Atlantic Ocean. But Lindbergh, and his wife Anne, also played an important role in southwestern archaeology. During the summer of 1929, they worked with noted archaeologist Alfred Kidder to conduct the first extensive aerial photographic survey of southwestern prehistoric sites; taking numerous photos and even landing at remote Canyon de Chelly. The presentation The Eagle and the Archaeologists features many of their historic photographs and describes this important early partnership between aviation and archaeology. 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. North Valley Regional Library, 40410 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem. Contact: Pamela Blair-Sheldon at (602) 652-3301 for more info.


Head to the Anthem Civic Building for the educational segment, Healthy Living for the Brain and Body, and learn the latest research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity, and social engagement, using hands-on tools to help you incorporate these into a plan for healthy aging. This event is presented as part of the Alzheimer’s Awareness Series with the Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way, Anthem. onlineatanthem.com


Enjoy Parent’s Night Out. Parents drop off children, ages 3-12, for an evening complete with a pizza dinner as well as a variety of games and activities. Cost is $15 per child. A multi-child family discount is available. Sending a second child to Parents Night Out is $10, with three or more going for $5 each. All children attending must be potty trained. 6:30 p.m. ACC Community Center, 41130 N. Freedom Way, Anthem. For more information: (623) 879-3011.


This reverse order sprint triathlon will kick-off your fall season with a bang. The Anthem Sprint Triathlon, hosted in conjunction with Team Anthem Multisport Club, is held in a great location and on a fantastic course. It consists of a 5k run, a fast 20k bike course, and a 400-meter swim. 6:30 a.m. Anthem Community Center, 41130 N. Freedom Way, Anthem. onlineatanthem.com

CALL TO ARTISTS Art in Public Places will debut at the Anthem Civic Building this fall as a partnership between the Anthem Community Council and the Sonoran Arts League. The juried exhibit of art will be selected from submissions received beginning Aug. 1 and displayed beginning Oct. 2. The family-friendly exhibit will coincide with the special release of an Anthem Veterans Memorial art piece by local artist Renee Palmer-Jones, which will be auctioned for the Memorial’s fifth anniversary this fall. Key criteria for interested artists: • Amateur and professional artwork will be • Art may be any two-dimensional medium (there accepted. is space for approximately 40 pieces). • Pieces displayed may be for sale. • Artwork must be original; up to four pieces may • Initial exhibit will run for four months (October be entered per artist. through January). • Artists must be at least 18 years of age. • There is a $25 non-refundable entry fee for • Artists must be located in Anthem or any North submissions. Valley location.   For the first rotation, artists may register to submit between Aug. 1 and Sept. 20 via the Sonoran Arts League website. The on-site jury day is Oct. 1 with art hanging to take place Oct. 2. “Public art brings value to a community and the Anthem Civic Building is the perfect canvas. We envision this program as inspiring, thought-provoking and inclusive,” says ACC Management Analyst Meghann Hill, project lead on the program. For more information, contact the Sonoran Arts League at (480) 575-6624, visit sonoranartsleague.org or contact Hill, mhill@anthemcouncil.com or (623) 742-4550.


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What about Arizona’s Gun Laws? Arizona’s version of the federal Second Amendment is in Article 2, Section 26 of the Arizona Constitution. It states, “The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself or the state shall not be impaired, but nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize, maintain, or employ an armed body of men.” In Arizona, unless you are a prohibited possessor of firearms, you generally can carry a rifle, shotgun, or handgun without a license. Some things, however, are illegal. A.R.S. § 13-3102. Under state law, it’s a felony to sell or to give a firearm to someone who you know, or should know, will use it to commit a felony. It’s also a felony to enter a nuclear or hydroelectric generating station carrying a deadly weapon. It’s also illegal to possess a deadly weapon on school grounds or at a polling place on election day. Arizona does not require a concealed carry permit; but if you get one, it’s recognized in the majority of the nation, including Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, and every state that borders Arizona (except California). Whether you take a CCW class or not, if you have a firearm, be sure you obtain training on how to use it and on how to keep it safe. All rights presuppose that they will be exercised with a level of responsibility. That is especially true with a deadly weapon.


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Switch & Save up to 40%! popular option is a 1.5-mile loop that starts on the paved service road adjacent to the horse trailer parking area. The road starts out gentle, but then has some fairly steep sections as it climbs to the top. As the road reaches its only switchback, you will see the signs for the Sidewinder trail. You are actually joining this trail midway, so you have a choice to go left or right. Take a right to stay on the loop and enjoy the views as you come around the southwest side of the mountain and then descend back to the ramada.   If you are looking for a something a little less demanding, plan to take the Ocotillo trail. This trail leads out to the west from the ramada. It begins with a gentle climb and then hooks around the mountain for a sweeping view of the western portion of the Sonoran Preserve. When the trail starts to descend, turn around and hike back the way you came for a nice out-and-back excursion that’s less than two miles in length. The one thing the new trailhead does not include is water. As with all desert excursions, you should plan on bringing your own, adjusting the amount based on the current weather conditions. The trailhead includes new signage from the Parks and Recreation Department’s “Take a Hike, Do it Right” campaign, highlighting safe hiking tips and the proper use of water during your adventure.

Desert Hills Trailhead 705 W. Carefree Hwy. Trail Map (PDF) bit.ly/DHTrails Hours: 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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“I’ m enthusiastic about writing for this magazine not only because of the exposure, but also because of the learning prospects.” — ZOEY MYER

Zoey Myer plays the saxophone for the BCHS band.

me. Over time, my passion for music and volunteering has shaped me to be the person I’m today. For the last three years I’ve been involved in the school band as a saxophone player. In addition, I’ve also been an active member of National Honors Society. I feel that it’s my duty to help the community, which I showcase by volunteering at Deer Valley Medical Center weekly. But this year, I wanted to try something new and exciting to expand my horizons: journalism. I’ve always had a passion for writing, but had no opportunities to display my work. I’m enthusiastic about writing for this magazine not only because of the exposure, but also because of the learning prospects. Through this column, I plan to write about the performing arts, athletics, and many other clubs that Boulder Creek sponsors. During my senior year, not only will I balance my extracurricular activities, but I’ll also go through the process of applying to colleges. I hope to return to my original home of Wisconsin in the fall of next year. I plan on pursuing a degree in the medical field. I look forward to writing this column for the next year, and the many memories I will create. AUGUST 2016

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others about who you are and telling people why you are so amazing. Give yourself some credit—your business, product, or service would not exist if you weren’t so awesome. In discussing this point I’m reminded of the movie We Bought a Zoo, where a father tells his son about how a little bit of courage can change his life. If you have the courage to tell your story, it could change your life too. 3. BE A GREAT LISTENER The most important aspect of the art of storytelling is to be a great listener. This is because people connect with us through their story, not ours. While it’s important to really understand your story, how to tell it, and to have yourself intricately mixed into the story of your business, at the end of the day, the key to being a great storyteller is to be a great listener. In order to be a great listener, you have to ask great questions. For most of us, it’s easier to talk about what we do, than to ask personal and meaningful questions. But asking questions is how you get others to talk about themselves. And once they start talking, and you start actively listening, you’ll start forming important connections. So go ahead and start mastering your story. Dig through your roots and discover what brought you to where you are today. Once you become comfortable telling others about you and not just your business, you’ll be surprised at how many powerful connections develop.


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Carrie Clark-Keller Longtime Anthem resident builds relationships through excellent customer service. 85086 MAGAZINE turns the spotlight on an Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce member who’s making a difference in the community. This month, meet Carrie Clark-Keller. A resident of Anthem for nearly 17 years, Carrie is proud to call the North Valley home. We recently sat down with Carrie to learn more about her and her business. 1 What were the circumstances surrounding you opening your business? I chose to join VIP Mortgage because of their excellent reputation. It’s really nice to work with a company that shares your love for the clients and your long-term relationships that are built through excellent customer service. 1 Why did you decide to open your business in the North Valley? I have lived in Anthem for almost 17 years. The North Valley is my home. 1 What are some of the most challenging aspects of running your business? Keeping up with the ever changing industry to ensure my clients are given enough information to make solid financial decisions. 1 What differentiates your business from your competitors? I’m 100 percent dedicated to my clients’ best interests. When someone works with me, they become part of my mortgage family. Whether they buy/refinance now or 20 years from now, I want to always work hard to be their trusted mortgage resource. 1D  o you participate in any local philanthropic efforts? As a family we volunteer through our church. 1 What does the future hold for your business? To continue helping clients achieve their goals. 1 What’s one of your favorite memories/experiences as an Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce member? Our monthly gatherings have been such a great time to connect with all of the chamber members involved! Working in a community is truly a gift.

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Back-to-School Cupcakes and Canvas Party Celebrate the new school year with a special celebration that’s sure to get them excited about heading back to the classroom. By Jamila Watson Photos by Kourtney Marie Photography

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VENDOR CREDITS Party styling, planning: Parties On Purpose Craft supplies: Hobby Lobby Cupcakes: Albertsons

IT’S BACK to school time. Summer is winding down, parents are taking their kids back-to-school shopping and kids are looking forward to seeing their friends. This year, why not throw a back-to-school bash. Have fun with a back-to-school cupcakes and canvas party that is sure to get your kiddos excited about the school year. The kids had a blast with this party and it was so fun to put together. I started with the activity table and purchased a canvas and table easel from Hobby Lobby for each guest. I used tempera paint for the kids because it made clean up a lot easier. To protect the table, I used placemats, which also added color to the table. I purchased the cupcakes in vanilla and chocolate from Albertsons. The kids were able to design their own cupcakes with candy and sprinkles that I purchased from the craft store. Nothing’s better than art you can eat right? If you have kids that love to bake, you can have the kids make their own cupcakes. The cupcakes and canvas treat station got the kids truly excited. I made chocolate dipped marshmallows, pretzels, and crispy treats to look like paint brushes. I loved the way they added color to the table and the kids loved how they tasted. For the take home cupcakes, I purchased candy cups in multiple colors and added them to the treat station. I also used fruit punch in different colors to add to the art inspired back-to-school theme. Looking for more ideas and inspiration? Visit our website at partiesonpurpose.com and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Summer Stories

Another way to get young minds ready for school is summer story illustration books. Start with white paper to make the book. Fold some pieces of paper in half and staple an optional colored paper for the cover on the outside. We used a thicker white art paper and no colored cover. Staple along the spine of the book in two spots. Next, have your child write their favorite thing about summer or tell a story about an adventure they had. It can be real or made up. Have them draw a few illustrations to go with their story and color with crayons or paint the pictures. For younger children, you can have them dictate the story and you can type it for them and then put the typed pages in the book, leaving room for your child to draw the illustrations. I hope you come up with lots of summer adventures to share with each other!

I hope everyone had a great summer and has fun being creative with these inspired art projects. Here’s a quote to keep in mind. “Art has the role in education of helping children become like themselves instead of more like everyone else.”—Sydney Gurewitz Clemens

Anthem Pets is a 501 (c)(3), 100% volunteer, no kill rescue dedicated to rescuing homeless and abandoned dogs and cats and reuniting lost pets with their owners.




V.I.P.P. Party Very Important Pets & People Saturday, October 15th 6pm–10pm Ironwood Country Club 41551 N. Anthem Hills Drive SPONSORSHIP LEVELS:

Lassie – $300 & receive 2 tickets to event Rin Tin Tin – $200 & receive 1 ticket to event Toto – $150 & receive 1 ticket to event Garfield – $100 & receive 1 ticket to event Cat In The Hat – $50

Individual Tickets Available $45/ea Dinner • Silent Auction • Photo Booth Raffles • Music • Cash Bar Come out and support Anthem Pets Visit our Facebook page for ticket sale information: facebook.com/AnthemPetsAZ Country Club Casual Attire

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(Left to right) Mary Ann Bowen, Homer, and Jody Ford


I could keep him for two weeks. That first day with us, Blackie sat in one spot for hours, obviously scared. As he became comfortable, we saw what a gentle and loving companion he would be for us. Fourteen days later, we adopted him. Blackie is now Homer, a dog who loves to walk, to be brushed, to have his belly rubbed, and to sleep on the couch with a pillow under his head. He is no longer afraid of other dogs and plays well. He is our perfect companion, and we have him because Anthem Pets and Jody Ford did not give up on him. With his history around other dogs, Homer would have probably been euthanized if he had been placed in a shelter. It was certainly a challenge for Jody to keep him after he and two of her yorkies got in a fight. Homer is a submissive dog and I believe he experienced fear aggression around other dogs. But Jody would not give up on him; she tells me she used to say to him, “Blackie, I can keep you safe and feed you, but I can’t keep you.” Anthem Pets was at their wits end with his situation until somebody remembered that my dog had died and I was without a pet. Homer now loves other dogs, especially his schnauzer girlfriend! After adopting Homer in 2014, I made a promise to myself to help other animals as he was helped.  I’m currently on the Anthem Pets Board and have several jobs within the organization, spending probably 20 hours a week on work for Anthem Pets.

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better | BEAUTY

Dare to be Bare

How to rid yourself of unwanted hair with laser hair removal. By Elizabeth Hausman

HAIR REMOVAL can be a very time consuming task for many people. So, it’s no surprise that there are lots of ways to achieve a hair free body. While traditional methods such as shaving, waxing, and tweezing may be effective, they don’t provide long-term solutions for hair removal and need to be repeated often and sometimes even several times per day. Of these traditional methods, waxing has the highest risk of complications including causing in-grown hairs that can be painful, unsightly and even become infected. The most effective and longest lasting treatment available is laser hair removal. Because of effectiveness, the treatment has become one of the world’s most popular nonsurgical aesthetic procedures performed (ranking after Botox and Dermal Fillers). Laser hair removal can be performed virtually anywhere on the body where there is unwanted hair growth and can result in permanent hair reduction. Keep in mind that permanent hair reduction

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does not mean a 100 percent reduction of hair for life, but rather a 50 to 95 percent permanent reduction. New hairs can pop up over time, but in most cases the new hair growth is thinner, finer, lighter and easier to manage with touch up treatments recommended to maintain ideal results. Laser hair removal works by emitting a concentrated laser beam of light and heat aimed at the targeted hair and hair follicle. This energy is absorbed into the hair follicle, thus damaging the follicle enough to retard future growth. In order for laser hair removal to be effective, it has to be performed in a series of treatments. This is due to the hair growth cycles. There are three stages of hair growth: anagen, catagen, and telogen. At any given time, a percentage of hair is in each one of these phases. This means some hairs are actively growing and some hairs are either falling out (shedding) or in the process of falling out. The laser can only effectively target hairs in the active (anagen) growth phase. Most hair growth cycles range between four to eight weeks depending on the area of the body. This is why a series of treatments spaced out between four to eight weeks is needed in order for laser hair removal to be most effective. A person can expect an average of a 20 to 30 percent reduction in hair after each session. Most hair removal lasers on the market work best on a person with light skin and dark hair. But, with the advancement of new

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Preventable Illnesses

Childhood vaccinations are an important part of disease prevention. By Ashlie Temple and Tara Storjohann

THE VALUE OF childhood vaccinations can sometimes be overlooked. While many of the diseases that are vaccine preventable have essentially been eradicated in the United States, it’s important to realize that much of this has to do with vaccinations in the first place. Because we can prevent these illnesses with immunizations, we have widespread immunity to diseases that were once considered to be life threatening. Vaccination can provide what’s referred to as “heard immunity,” meaning that vaccinating a significant portion of the population can provide widespread immunity for all. However, if enough of the population is not immunized, it can open the door to an outbreak. This is why it’s important to have immunizations up to date. Below is some vaccination information for some of the most common vaccinations your child may need for school this year. There are several vaccinations that are recommended routinely by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for children of varying ages, and many of these vaccinations require more than a dose, often called “booster” doses. While many children will have started vaccination series within the first couple months to years of life, there are “catch up” schedules for those who have missed one or more doses in the series as well. The CDC pediatric vaccination and “catch up” schedules can be confusing at times, but the CDC has attempted to make it easier by creating parent-friendly versions that can be accessed on their website at cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/child-adolescent.html. Meanwhile, vaccination information for some of the most common vaccinations your child may need for school is provided below.

Influenza: This vaccination is one that your child (and you) should receive annually, as flu strains are constantly mutating and a one-time dose cannot offer adequate coverage over several years. It has several formulations, coming in an inactivated injectable form where the pathogen has been “killed” but can still elicit antibody response. This version can be given in children ages 6 months and older. Another formulation is the intranasal influenza vaccination (given by inhalation through the nose instead of injected), which is a live attenuated vaccination. This means that the virus is live but has been weakened beyond the point where it causes active infection. This formulation can be given in children ages 2 years and older and should not be used in anyone who has an immunocompromising condition such as currently undergoing chemotherapy or leukemia.

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Tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap): Most children will have completed the Dtap series (yes, this is a different childhood series) by 18 months, however, a dose of Tdap is recommended to adolescents age 11 to 12 years as a one-time dose, with boosters every 10 years of just the tetanus and diphtheria (Td) vaccination. This vaccination is important not only to protect the person receiving the vaccination but also for widespread protection of infants who are too young to receive the Dtap serious from pertussis, or whooping cough. If there is an infant in your household, making sure everyone has received the Tdap vaccination is of utmost importance to create cocoon immunity. For children who did not receive the full Dtap series by age 7, a one-time dose of Tdap is recommended at this time and is not given again at ages 11 to 12.

Meningococcal vaccination: This is a vaccination that is typically given to adolescents. Bacterial meningitis can be deadly if left untreated and often results in serious complications in those who survive. This vaccination comes in varying forms as well, with different recommendations. MenACWY (brand names are Menactra or Menveo) should be given at age 11 to 12 years, with a booster dose at age 16 years. If the first dose of the series is missed at age 11 or 12 and is given to an adolescent age 16 years or older, the booster is not needed. There is also the MenB vaccination, which covers a different type of meningococcal bacteria, and it has different recommendations that are less clear. For adolescents age 16 to 23 years, vaccination with MenB should occur at the discretion of the adolescent’s doctor, based on risk factors for being infected with MenB like future travel, living in an area that is high risk or having an immunocompromising condition. There are two brand names of MenB, Trumemba, and Bexsero, and these are not interchangeable.

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV): HPV is something that is frequently asymptomatic but can result in serious complications if left untreated, including cervical can-

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