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Introducing Grace, 85086’s Cutest Pet winner!

40 ACHIEVING ATHLETES

These Anthem Prep seniors are stars on and off the playing field

food 20 PERSPECTIVE

The different sorts of cases in a courtroom

22 WEATHER

It’s getting hot in here

24 BUSINESS

Five things about being an entrepreneur

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26 SPOTLIGHT Church in a box

8 BETWEEN NEIGHBORS Publishers’ note

12 MOMENTS

Fun things to do in May

16 SPORTS

Boulder Creek High School sports roundup

18 READS

A book on how we learn

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home 30 CRAFTS

Mother’s Day art projects

32 ENTERTAINING

Create a beautiful dessert table

44 GET TO KNOW Celia Gilbert

48 HOME COOKING

German pancakes—a tasty favorite

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The pros and cons of permanent makeup

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Beyond hair to a mother’s love

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Prevent mosquito and tick bites

58 BODY

The 15-minute family-fitness workout

60 SUDOKU

An original Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan puzzle

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THINGS TO DO‌ M AY

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On these three evenings, enjoy the Just Faith service at St. Rose Catholic Community Church from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. St. Rose Catholic Community Church, 2825 W. Rose Canyon Circle, Anthem. stroseanthem.com

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Every Friday night in May, the ACC Community Park Amphitheater invites families to listen to the diverse sounds of local bands under the stars. These performances will include Affinity, Tommy Holloway, Shining Star Band, AZ Dueling Pianos, and Daisy Train. Admission and parking are free. Each show is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Anthem Community Park, 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem. onlineatanthem.com/music-may

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The Anthem Country Club Tennis and Ladies Golf Association have joined together to create a memorable day and an opportunity to raise funds for cancer research. The Give Hope event is open to men, women, and guests. Proceeds will directly benefit University of Arizona Cancer Center for cancer research. Following the golf and tennis festivities will be a 5 p.m. social hour with appetizers and a silent auction. For more information, contact hollymatsonaz@gmail.com.

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Stop by the Anthem Farmers Market for organic and seasonal crops, plants, seeds, compost, and worm castings. Also available are grass-fed beef, pork, lamb, and fresh local eggs, cheeses, and butters. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anthem Community Park, 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem. arizonafarmersmarkets.com

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Check out The Shops at Norterra for the last Car Show of the season. You can browse cool cars on display and also enjoy live bands, free face painting, and food sampling! Not to mention, if you spend $150 or more, you can receive a reusable Shops at Norterra tote bag filled with special offers from Norterra shops and restaurants. Shops at Norterra, 2460 W. Happy Valley Rd., Phoenix. norterrashopping.com

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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 both supporting and holding elected officials accountable as well as updates 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 Civic Building will be the site of the Alzheimer’s Conference, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter. The free event, which runs noon to 5 p.m., will cover facts and resources about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Anthem Civic Center, 3701 W. Anthem Way., Anthem. Register to attend at onlineatanthem.com/acb-program-registration.

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New Friends of the Library meets the third Wednesday each month for discussion. North Valley Regional Library, 40410 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem. newfriendsnvlibrary@gmail.com

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Join the St. Rose Catholic Community Church at the KOC Reverse Raffle and Dinner. Contact Pat Schwindt at phschwindt@cox.net for more information about this special event. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. St. Rose Catholic Community Church, 2825 W. Rose Canyon Circle, Anthem. stroseanthem.com

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The public is invited to the Anthem Veterans Memorial for the annual Memorial Day ceremony, A Day of Remembrance. Taking place at the Anthem Veterans Memorial, this ceremony honors the service and sacrifice of veterans who have fallen while serving the United States. United States Marine Corps Major General James M. “Mike” Myatt will be presenting the keynote. 10 a.m. Anthem Veterans Memorial Park, ACC Community Park, 41703 N. Freedom Way, Anthem. onlineatanthem.com/anthem-veterans-memorial

Through 17 Head on down to the Musical Theatre of Anthem to watch a performance of The Wizard of Oz. Kids ages 6-13 will be acting out the timeless story of Dorothy Gale, a curious young girl who finds herself over the rainbow in another world after a frightening tornado. Directed by Lynzee Foreman and Sarah Bryer, the show is sure to make anyone smile. Call (602) 743-9892 to reserve your tickets today! 42323 N. Vision Way, Anthem. musicaltheatreofanthem.org


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Sports Roundup Boulder Creek High School’s athletic teams brought the heat this school year. By Max Calderone

THE 2014–15 school year is coming to a close, and there is no better time to look back and recognize all of the great accomplishments from Boulder Creek High School. This past year was an outstanding one in the department of sports. The Jaguars made significant strides in gaining statewide attention for their upand-coming teams across the board. Boulder Creek remains the only Deer Valley Unified School District member school to compete at the Division 1 level in all sports. And this year, the Jaguars are sending 16 seniors on to compete at the next level, as they have signed with colleges to continue their playing careers.

Football

Let’s begin with football: The Jaguars capped off an outstanding 8–2 season as the number-eight seed in the state playoffs. A tough first round matchup against Skyline unfortunately resulted in a 28-12 loss, but nevertheless, there was an all-time high amount of hype surrounding this year’s squad. The Jags were given tremendous leadership, most notably from three seniors and head coach Brandon Willard, who was in his first year with the team. Blake Dawson, a Glendale Community College recruit, anchored the offense by pounding the ball on the ground all season long. Nathan Eldridge, who will be attending the University of Arizona as a football player, was a monster in the trenches. Ryan Parenteau, the unquestioned force on defense, will continue his playing days at UC Davis. Ryan and Nathan were both selected as All Division 1 First Team honorees. However, perhaps the most special award of the year went to Ryan, as he was named the Arizona National Football Foundation’s Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Boulder Creek girls' basketball team

Basketball

Both the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams captured a 13-7 regular season record, landing them each in the state playoffs. The guys entered the tournament as a 15 seed, winning one game before bowing out to second-seeded Mesa in the second round. The Lady Jags were the 11th overall seed; however, eventual state champion Dobson bounced them out of contention in the second round. Matt Downey and Nick Johnson were awarded with Honorable Mentions in Division 1 teams of the year for the boys, and Head Coach Ryne Holstrom was credited with Section 1 Coach of the Year. Darian Slaga took home Section 1 Player of the Year and All Division 1 First Team accolades for the girls.

Cross-Country

The BC Cross-Country Program placed both of their boys’ and girls’ teams in top finishes at the state finals: 19th overall for the girls and 21st overall for the boys.

Golf

The boys’ golf team finished eighth in the state, and the girls’ golf team ended their season 12th in the state.

Boulder Creek boys' cross-country team

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Another one of my favorite findings? “A nap is not just an hour or two of lost study time; sleep actually enhances learning. And daydreaming and distraction are good ways to generate creative solutions to difficult problems.” Ok, brain’s on fire—let’s keep it going. Next book: I Am Not a Serial Killer by Dan Wells. It’s Wells’s debut novel and the first book of a trilogy that, according to one reviewer, “will keep you awake and then haunt your dreams.” John Wayne Cleaver is the book’s protagonist. John is obsessed with serial killers and worries that he might become one because of his sociopath tendencies and his obsession with dead bodies. Since he is very aware of how dangerous these tendencies are, he lives by a set of self-imposed rules. The problem arises when an actual serial killer hits John’s town and John finds himself profiling and trying to find the killer. Will he let go of some of his rules to save the town? Or will he keep his “monster” asleep even as people are dying around him? The book series has been compared to the TV series Dexter, of which I was a huge fan, so I’m eager to get started. As usual, happy reading, and let us know if you discover the hidden copy of I Am Not a Serial Killer somewhere in 85086!

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What Do You Do Besides Marry People? Judge Gerald A. Williams talks about the different sorts of cases he sees in the courtroom. SHE SEEMED UPSET and a little confused as she walked up to the judge’s bench in the courtroom. Through an interpreter, she asked me to dismiss the order of protection she had in place. She stated that the man who abused her was also the only person available to watch her children. She said he had been attending church and that she wanted to forgive him. I tried, perhaps unsuccessfully, to ex-

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plain that the Christian concept of forgiveness was not the same as tolerating abusive behavior. Sometimes, there are no good options. Eviction cases also provide weekly examples of similar but different sets of problems. My court hears residential eviction cases every Monday and Wednesday afternoon. Frequently, the tenants are nice people who can no longer honor their

lease because of a job loss, a major medical bill, or both. Sometimes they come to court mad at their landlord because he is no longer willing to work with them. Frequently, after I explain that state law does not authorize me to give them additional time to pay their rent, their anger flips and focuses on me instead. In Maricopa County, being a justice of the peace can also be challenging because


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MAY Weather Average temperature: 82  Average high temperature: 95  Average low temperature: 69  Warmest ever: 113  Coldest ever: 50  Average precipitation: .11 inches

It’s Getting Hot in Here! Local meteorologist Shelley Sakala offers up her tips for Arizona summer survival. I’M BORRRRRRRRED. For anyone who has kids (or used to be one), you know that old familiar refrain that goes hand in hand with summer vacation. Everything on the DVR has been watched, your San Diego trip is still two months away, and your skills as entertainment director for your household are being put to the test. To make matters worse, you happen to live in Phoenix, where summer activities are limited to indoors with air conditioning or outdoors with water. But while it’s warm now, the really bad weather won’t be here for another month, which gives you plenty of advance time to plan the sanest summer ever. Veteran Zonies know the drill: Once it reaches 100

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degrees, you head for California. But if the West Coast isn’t in your budget or if you’re new to life in the Valley of the Sun, allow me to give you a native’s point of view for Arizona Summer Survival.

GO HOLLYWOOD If you live in 85085, you’re probably less than 10 minutes away from the movies. Take advantage. Kicking back in big, comfy seats with a cold drink as you enjoy two hours of air-conditioned bliss—what could be better? Plus, the summer blockbusters are coming, which means you get to spend the next three months watching things blow up onscreen. ’Murica! If

you’ve got young ones, check out local favorite Harkins Theatres’ Summer Movie Fun. Seven bucks gets you 10 classic kids movies from the past year.

GO NORTH You don’t have to leave the state to beat the heat. Less than 90 minutes to the north is Prescott. This city of 40,000 people has lots to do and perfect temperatures for doing it. The average high temp in July is a delightful 89 degrees, cooling off to 57 at night. Say goodbye to searing seat belt buckles and hello to summer fun!

GO SOUTH If you’re looking to go international but don’t feel like dealing with air travel, consider a half-day drive to Puerto Penasco, Mexico, otherwise known as Rocky Point. Beachfront hotels and resorts, RV parking and campsites, and vacation rentals give you plenty of options for a weekend stay or a weeklong visit. You won’t find much relief from the summer sun, but at least you can cool off in the Sea of Cortez.


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Entrepreneurship Five things you need to know about being an entrepreneur. By Adam Toren

ENTREPRENEURSHIP IS in the global zeitgeist. It’s a fulfilling lifestyle that requires hard work, but it can be very rewarding. The freedom of being your own boss is quite enticing, but entrepreneurship is not for everyone. The reality is that you have all the freedom but also all the accountability when you become your own boss. You have to be the one to take charge of the business, make the tough decisions, and work just as hard as “the boss” has to work to make your business successful. If you’re wondering if entrepreneurship is right for you, here are five key things to consider:

1. Are you comfortable with change? In the dynamic lifestyle of entrepreneurship, no two days will ever be the same. As the owner of your own business, you

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will be handling a variety of diverse tasks. You will be in charge of everything from sales and marketing to handling financial issues. Because there’s such an array of responsibilities, quick thinking and problem-solving skills can be very beneficial, but that also requires you to be flexible. There will be times of ambiguity, times of waiting, and times of struggle, and you’ll have to be comfortable with staying fluid, flexible, and really embracing change. Your business will rely on it.

2. Are you self-driven? To be a successful entrepreneur, you must be extremely self-motivated. As your own boss, there is no one to discipline you except for yourself. You will have to set your own deadlines and meet those deadlines. In the beginning, you will be the head of all of the departments within

your business. Once you build your team, you’ll need to effectively manage them and set a respectable example. Not only will you need to be self-driven but you will also need to inspire and motivate your team. For your concept to become a reality, it will be up to you to make it happen. Be honest with yourself. Entrepreneurship requires a high degree of self-motivation—do you have what it takes?

3. Are you clear on your vision for your business? It will be up to you to drive your idea forward into a viable business. You’ll need to be very clear on the vision you have for your business. Your vision should act as the cornerstone of your business. You need to be clear about the focus of your business and the direction you plan to take it. You’ll need to implement your vision and also motivate others to follow your concept. Having a clear, concise vision will put your business on a focused path to success and will motivate your team, both the internal and external vendors, to come along on the journey with you.


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Worship Center after set-up

Church in a Box You can’t take it with you, unless you’re the Summit Church of Anthem. By Anissa Stringer

A CHURCH IS the last thing you’d expect to find in a box, and yet Summit Church of Anthem manages to transform the contents of a 24-foot box into a church every Sunday. Jeremy and Catie Naranjo, both ordained ministers, serve as the lead pastors at Summit Church. “Being a portable church is a creative solution for church plants [new churches] that are not ready or able to take on the costs of a permanent facility,” Jeremy explains. While there are already several other established churches in Anthem, much of the area’s population doesn’t currently receive the support and fellowship that comes with belonging to a church, and the Naranjos hope to change that. While a portable church isn’t exactly a new idea, Summit’s version of it is unique in that their church is entirely portable.

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Some churches that use a similar concept rely on a host’s building for chairs or other supplies, but Summit Church does not. Every Sunday, volunteers haul a 24-foot trailer to Anthem Elementary School where they unload and unpack 15 smaller boxes that contain everything from toys for the preschool program to the chairs and the light and sound systems necessary for the service. Jeremy and the pastors of several of the other local churches meet regularly to pray for the community and determine ways each church can best support the needs of those living here. He says that he likes the idea of collaborating with other churches because of the unique quality of each one and the different congregations they reach. Summit Church first opened on Jan. 11 of this year, but its congregation is already growing as people in the commu-

nity are drawn to its dynamic services. In fact, more than 80 people from all walks of life attended the recent Easter service, and the demographics of those in attendance reflect the varied nature of the area’s community. Perhaps some of the draw is the church’s focus on the specific needs of 85086’s Christian community and those of the surrounding region. Despite Summit’s growing congregation, there are certainly challenges associated with running a church from a box. Even more than with a standard church, volunteers are needed for setup and teardown every Sunday, although Jeremy notes that people are often surprised at how quickly they forget they’re worshipping in a school. The setup, he says, is so transformational that Anthem Elementary School’s multipurpose room looks every bit like a worship center after the volunteers have worked their magic. Jeremy cites finding alternative locations throughout the week as another challenge that his church faces. However, even that challenge is met by volunteers—many people open their homes for these activities, and some of the church’s dedicated volunteers even drive from Phoenix and Surprise each week in


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Achieving Athletes These Anthem Prep seniors are stars on and off the playing field. Chosen by the athletic department for their accomplishments, these outstanding young adults from the class of 2015 have made the most of their time in high school. They represent the tremendous talent in our community. 85086 Magazine salutes them as they head off to college in the fall. Compiled by Sondra Barr

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Celia Gilbert By Sondra Barr

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orn and raised in Phoenix, author Celia Gilbert loves being able to brag that her six grandchildren are fourth-generation Arizona natives. Celia’s Valley roots run deep; her mother was born in Phoenix when Arizona was still a territory. Now happily retired and living in Desert Hills, Celia and her husband relish spending time with and taking care of their grandchildren. Indeed, it’s her children and grandchildren that serve as the inspiration behind Celia’s unique book, Mama’s Lullaby, a collection of portions of nursery rhymes both old and new, accompanied by cute illustrations. Since the birth of

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Celia’s first child in 1977, she’s been passionate about the importance of singing while rocking babies and toddlers to sleep. She found that singing lullabies not only soothed her babies but calmed her as well. Celia points to research that supports the idea that singing to babies can help slow heartbeats, calm their breathing, improve sucking behaviors important for feeding, aid sleep, and promote states of quiet alertness. She also quotes doctors and researchers who say, “By reducing stress and stabilizing vital signs, music can allow infants to devote more energy to normal development.”

When Celia started singing lullabies, the only songs she knew by heart were hymns and worship, patriotic, and folk songs. But her repertoire of lullabies soon grew beyond old standbys to those she created. “As babies in our arms, they are quite literally captive audiences,” she says. “We can use this time to influence our children by singing the songs that reinforce our beliefs about God, patriotism, character, love, and joy. While they may not remember specifics, singing remains a great way to weave positive thoughts into the fabric of their yet forming lives.” Celia points out that nursery rhymes are also important in the foundations of common knowledge and cultural heritage. Mama’s Lullaby is available through Amazon and Tate Publishing or by contacting Celia at cecygilbert@yahoo.com.


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Board of Health Certifications You can call the Department of Health to find out if information is available about any establishment. The establishment must observe strict sanitation codes. Compare the work area to a physician’s exam room. This is huge for reducing the risk of infection. Never patronize an artist who works out of his or her home. Anyone can go on eBay, buy machines and pigment, and go to the garage and set up shop. It’s illegal to engage in the business of tattooing, branding, scarifying, implanting, mutilating, or body piercing out of a home or an impermanent structure. Do not have any qualms about checking out the office area for cleanliness. Artist’s Portfolio All artists have their strengths and weaknesses. Ask to see photos of their work and ask them what they consider their artistic strengths. Spend time asking your questions. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and you may not be looking through the same lens. Never give the artist free rein—you don’t want to end up looking like a clown. Remember, this is permanent! Terms such as heavy lines, single strokes, and blocks of color will be helpful in nailing down a visual. Use the artist’s portfolio as a reference when discussing your goal. Be sure the portfolio is the actual work of the artist and not downloaded from the Internet. Get Personal Referrals or Review Social Media Ask around and find referrals from people you trust, and ask to see their before and after results. In the world we live in now, the Internet makes it so easy to research an artist and view testimonials. Medical Considerations Clients with any of these conditions should contact their physician to determine if it will be safe to have a permanent cosmetic procedure: • Diabetes • Glaucoma • Bleeding disorders • Pregnancy • Keloid or hypertrophic scarring • Heart conditions or uncontrolled high blood pressure Any treatment, medication, or illness that compromises the immune system or healing makes you an unlikely candidate for permanent cosmetic procedures. If you’re taking anticoagulants, there could be adverse effects if bleeding occurs.

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DID YOU KNOW? Not only can permanent makeup create the obvious, it can also provide camouflaging options as well. This area of specialty requires years of experience. The field has expanded to include burn victims and cancer survivors, patients with arthritis and Parkinson’s disease who have difficulty putting on makeup, and people who would simply rather limit the amount of time spent in front of a mirror. The word permanent isn’t completely accurate because the color fades with time and does require touch-ups. Some patients develop granulomas (masses of inflamed tissue), keloids and other types of scarring, and blisters, and they sometimes report burning sensations when they undergo an MRI. The inks used in permanent makeup and the pigments in these inks are subject to the scrutiny of the Food and Drug Administration. The adverse reactions to micropigmentation include infections like HIV, hepatitis, staph, and strep from dirty needles as well as allergic reactions to the permanent dyes. Although this information is certainly troubling, the good news is that there are many talented and skilled providers available. Note that I have seen examples of the good and the ugly, so when it comes to your face, never economize. And with permanent makeup, it’s fair to say that you get what you pay for.

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A Mother’s Blessing

Local stylist Martin Weston goes beyond hair and beauty to discuss a mother’s love. In The Blink of an Eye On Wed., Oct. 12, 1988, a mere 29 days before his 30th birthday, the life of my older brother Jim changed forever. While standing behind his pickup truck at 12:25 p.m., he heard a noise coming from his left and took a step back to see. In the blink of an eye, he was struck head on by a car driven by a woman who was drunk and high on cocaine. Jim was carried along on the front of her car, which flipped upside down, catapulting him through the air. He bounced off two parked cars before landing nearly 80 feet away on the sidewalk. As a witness dialed 911, the young woman crawled out of her car, flagged down another driver, and left the scene. By the day’s end, my brother was left as a quadriplegic.

Unbreakable For the next 18 months, the remainder of his life, I watched an amazing thing hap-

pen. Our mother, all five and a half feet of her, grew to be a pillar to the eyes of my family, with an unbreakable strength that perhaps even she didn’t know existed within her. She never backed down from a doctor or a prognosis, not even when crying out to God on her knees. A mother’s instinct is to protect her children, regardless of circumstance. As my mother proved, her strength and unshakable love upheld my brother through his last days and continue to resonate within the hearts of her children to this day.

A Mother’s Blessing But mothers are like that, aren’t they? Shouldn’t they be? If you were fortunate enough to have had a mother who’d give her last breath to protect you, then count yourself blessed. If you weren’t, then be that fortunate blessing to someone else in your life.

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Mosquitos and Ticks

Local pharmacists Karen Liu and Tara Storjohann discuss the best way to prevent potentially troublesome insect bites. QUESTION: Summer is here, and I’m worried about mosquitos and ticks. I want to take my family on a camping trip, but I’m not sure what to do. What diseases do people get from these insect bites, and what is the best way to prevent them? ANSWER: Multiple mosquito or tick bites on a person can definitely lead to illnesses. Even though we are in the desert, we Arizonians are still susceptible. The four most common mosquitoborne and tick illnesses acquired in Arizona are listed in Table 1. Hopefully, this article will provide you with some helpful tips on how you and your family can be protected. The primary method to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses is to eliminate factors that attract mosquitos. Mosquitos need water to hatch their eggs, so they are attracted to moist, warm areas. It’s best to keep your household clean and dry. Eliminate standing water around your property and in your home. For example, consider changing your flower vase water at least twice a week. Mosquitos are attracted to people with larger body mass and people who produce more carbon dioxide, lactic acid, steroids, or cholesterol in their body or on their skin when they sweat. As a result, it’s best to wear long sleeves and pants during those times. However, during the summer, if there are parts of your body that cannot be covered, try the tips provided in Table 2. The methods used to prevent mosquitos can also be used for tick prevention. A few added suggestions for prevention of tick bites include avoidance of wooded and bushy areas with high grass. Additionally, always conduct a full-body tick check using a mirror to view all parts of your body when you return indoors.

Common areas people miss checking are under the arms, around the ears, behind the knees, between the legs, and in the hair. For mosquito repellent products, it’s best to select those that contain 20–30 percent DEET as the active ingredient. DEET also protects against ticks. Although it may be convenient to use a combination product with insect repellent plus sunscreen, it’s not recommended. In fact, the sunscreen actually becomes less effective (SPF decreased by 30 percent) by the repellent, and toxicity level of the repellent is increased by the sunscreen. Thus, it’s suggested to apply the sunscreen first and then wait five to 10 minutes before you apply DEET. Sunscreen is generally reapplied every two hours while repellent is sprayed on less frequently, usually every four to six hours. Be sure to follow the instructions on the label. And remember—never use repellent over cuts or irritated skin, and do not apply it directly to the face or on children’s hands, as they may rub their hands into their eyes and mouth. Once you return home, wash the skin with soap and water to clean off the repellent. Picardin, oil of lemon eucalyptus (not to be used for children under the age of three) or IR3535 are other great mosquito repellents, but unfortunately, they do not work for ticks. Permethrin is a repellent and insecticide that should not be used directly on the skin but can be sprayed on clothes, shoes, camping gear, and bed nets to help prevent mosquitos and ticks. Permethrin usually last about four washes, and the clothing it has been applied to should not be used or worn until it is dry. Cdc.gov and mosquito.org are great resources to find out more detail about the disease states and prevention techniques.

Table 1: Most Common Mosquito-Borne and Tick Illnesses in Arizona:

Illnesses

Vector

Symptoms

Western equine encephalitis (WEE)

Mosquito

Fever, headaches, occasional tremors, involuntary movement of body and confusion.

Mosquito

Less than 1% of people show clinical symptoms. Onset of symptoms is usually abrupt, with fever, headache, dizziness and nausea. Disease is generally milder in children than older adults.

West Nile Virus (WNV)

Mosquito

70–80% of people do not express any symptoms. 20% of those who do show signs of fever, body aches, diarrhea, vomiting, or rash. Serious symptoms include inflammation of the brain with signs of tremors, seizures, paralysis, and other such extreme signs.

Lyme disease

Tick

Fever, chills, muscle aches, headache, and fatigue. Distinguishing sign is the bulls-eye skin rash.

St. Louis encephalitis (SLE)

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The 15-Minute Family-Fitness Workout

Models: Shannon Dougherty and Kari Burghardt and their daughters Photos by: Stephanie Heymann, stephanieheymannphotography.com

Try this quick exercise routine that can be done just about anywhere. By Kim Miller and Shannon Dougherty

EXERCISE HAS A wealth of benefits, including reducing stress, preventing disease, helping to control weight, increasing life expectancy, and improving focus. Studies show that active kids are more likely to become active adults, which illustrates the importantance of teaching them at a young age that exercise can be fun! The American Heart Association recommends that children and adolescents participate in at least 60 minutes of mod-

erate exercise a day. To reach that goal, why not include them in your exercise routine, creating a family activity that’s healthy for everyone? This quick family-friendly workout can easily be done in your backyard, at a park, or at your favorite vacation location this summer. If your children are old enough, have them do it with you, and if they are younger, give them a role in helping.

Set timer for one minute per exercise. Rest one minute in between. Continue for a minimum of 15 minutes. PUSH-UP (optional kid on back) Setup: Lie facedown, placing hands shoulder-width apart and keeping your body in high-plank position. Allow your small child to climb on your back (be cautious of added weight). Action: Slowly lower your chest downward until it almost touches the floor. Pause, then return to starting position.

SQUAT WITH KID Setup: Place your small child on your back. Sit with feet shoulderwidth apart and hands holding on to child. Action: Slowly sit back into a squatted position, keeping your chest up and stomach in tight. Squeeze your glutes as you stand up to starting position.

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