5 FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT
The end of summer doesn't have to signal an end to fun. How about sweater weather, Halloween parties, and football season? The list goes on and on. In fact, fall might be the most interesting season of them all. Here are five facts you probably didn’t know about the season. 1. It was originally called “harvest.” The reasons for that should be fairly obvious. In a world that was far more agricultural, the season was defined by the harvesting of crops. It’s also a reference to the harvest moon, which was essential to farmers during the season. The name "fall" is used almost exclusively in America. 2. Fall babies tend to be impressive. Not only does the world’s most common birthday, October 5, land in fall, but those babies have built an impressive resume. The British Department for Education found that they tend to do better in school and also tend to live longer. 3. Weight gain is most common in the fall. It’s not only the Halloween candy or Thanksgiving turkey. Researchers believe it’s primarily caused by lower levels of vitamin D. As the days shorten and temperatures drop, we tend to get less sun. It’s another reason to be careful about diet and exercise this season.
4. Autumn is good for the economy. “Leaf peeping,” which is a slang term for fall foliage tourism, is more than just a funny name. It’s also a $3 billion industry in New England alone. So, if you thought winter and summer were the only seasons that brought along seasonal tourism spikes, you thought wrong. 5. People fall in love more in the fall. Men and women’s testosterone levels tend to spike in the autumn, which makes women even more attractive to men than in the summer months. A data study on Facebook also found that more people change their relationship status from “single” to “in a relationship” during the fall than any other season.
Stars,Stripes andSmiles GIVING BACK TO THOSE WHO ENSURE OUR FREEDOM
Of the 21 million
on Friday, November 10. Doctors David and Patti Bradley and Dr. Shelly Pound, as well as Lake Oconee Dentistry hygienists, dental assistants, and other team members, will provide free extractions, fillings, and cleanings for veterans that day. Dr. David Miller, an oral surgeon and owner of Lake Oconee Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center, will also be donating his time, along with his team, to help as many people as possible.
veterans in the United States, fewer
than 10 million are enrolled for
US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health benefits, and
It is Lake Oconee Dentistry’s honor to serve those who have fought to make our country free.
more than 1.2 million lack health insurance altogether. This disparity is even more pronounced when it comes to dental care, because the VA only provides dental benefits to veterans classified as disabled or as a prisoner of war — or as veterans who have a service- connected dental condition. This year, to honor our veterans, Lake Oconee Dentistry will be hosting Stars, Stripes and Smiles, a free day of dentistry solely for our servicemen and servicewomen,
If you are a veteran and are interested in receiving treatment on November 10, please call the office at 706-453-1333 to receive an appointment time. Doctors and volunteers will treat the first 100 patients — and possibly more if time allows.
Thank you for your service. We look forward to serving you!
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