Page 10 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • November 18, 2009 Area From tree to table Students from First Step Preschool in Franklin Lakes recently went apple picking and prepared apple recipes in their classes. ����������������������� �������������������������������� �������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������� ����������������������� To protect the health of patients, staff, and the community during flu season, The Valley Hospital has enacted temporary restrictions on visitors to the hospital. These restrictions, which follow, took effect Nov. 11. No one under the age of 18 who is not a patient will be allowed to visit any Valley Hospital location where patient care is provided. This includes the Luckow Pavilion and Kraft Center in Paramus, and the hospital’s main campus in Ridgewood. These restrictions will remain in place through the duration of the flu season. In addition, anyone who is ill with symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, runny nose, fever, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea should refrain from visiting. “As we continue to see an increase in patients with the flu being seen in the emergency department, we thought it prudent to reduce the spread of infection to our patients, staff and the public by restricting visitor access to both inpatient and outpatient areas of the hospital,” said Mitchell Rubinstein, M.D., vice president of medical affairs. “We understand that Valley Hospital enacts restrictions for visitors these temporary changes to our visitation policy may be difficult for some families, and ask your understanding that it is truly in the best interest of everyone’s health to limit exposure.” To reduce the spread of flu, Valley reminds the public to follow the same measures that are effective in reducing the risk of spreading any infectious disease: • Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently. • Cover coughs and sneezes. Dispose of used tissues properly. • Stay home if you are sick. To help answer your questions about H1N1 flu, the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services has established a toll-free, 24-hour H1N1 influenza line. The number is 1-866-321-9571. For inquiries about the vaccine for the H1N1 virus, call the Bergen County Health Department’s Health Topics Information Line at (201) 225-7000. A listing of flu clinics can also be found on the department of health’s website at www. ������� ��������� ������������ ������������������������������������ ����������������������������������� �������� ����������������������������� ������������������������ ����������� W/COUPON • Exp 11/30/09 • Not Combinable ����������������������� ������������������������� �������������������� ������������ YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD NEWSPAPER ������������ Come stay in our CATSKILL MOUNTAIN SKI RETREAT. Stay 2 nights, get the 3RD NIGHT FREE! Keeping Families Warm Since 1929. ������������������������ ������������������������ ���������������������� Serving All Your Home Heating Needs Prompt, Reliable Service You Can Depend On, Plus The Personal Attention You Deserve. • Oil Heat Systems Serviced & Installed • Automatic Fuel Oil Deliveries • Tank Insurance Available Cash ts Discougn il n O On Heati s Deliverie 24 Hour 201-891-1000 Emergency Service �����������������������