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Memorial Day

Memorial Day, like Decoration Day, is the Day for Honoring our Fallen Heroes Long before Memorial Day became the unofficial kick off to summer, it was known as Decoration Day and it fell every year on May 30. The sober history of the holiday has given way to picnics,...

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For All They Do, Thank a Nurse

National Nurses Week begins May 6 and ends fittingly on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. The week has been celebrated annually for the past 15 years, with National Nurse Day on May 8, although efforts to nationally recognize nurses began as far back as 1953....

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Fitness Should Be a Laughing Matter

Practical jokes are good sport on April Fool’s Day, but most pranks don’t improve health and fitness. Real exercise does, however, and Naperville residents are serious about their sports. Soon, they’ll have one more very big reason to get out there and get their...

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Spring Fever Heals Us, Body and Soul

Ah, spring. We’ve anticipated its arrival since December 22, when the days began to grow longer by the tiniest of increments. About now, sunset is inching toward 6:00 p.m. CST and on March 11, when we “spring ahead” an hour, the sun will slip below the horizon at...

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