Questions to ask your child’s pediatrician

Visiting the pediatrician’s clinic is more than just an opportunity to check your kid’s health. It is a chance to acquire valuable information about some ways to maximize their well-being. While there are a lot of things a parent can ask, make a point of asking the following questions during your child’s next checkup:

Is my child developing well?


Pediatricians know what to watch for when it comes to weight, height, social interaction, behavior and other qualities. They are aware of the measurements and milestones to look for that point out if proper development is going on or if they are on the right path. It is crucial to remember that each child develops at a different rate and there’s a broad range of what is considered thriving and healthy. While the chances are that your child is healthy, a good pediatrician can inform you when any areas require improvement and can make the right recommendations.

Is he or she up to date on vaccines?

Protecting your kid from diseases outbreaks is paramount. Vaccines can prevent your children from contracting illnesses that range from measles to chickenpox and polio to mumps. A checkup is the appropriate time to know if everyone is up to date on each of the required vaccines. However you should realize that when moving from one state to another or one country to another, the requirements might differ.

What should I expect during the next stage of development?

It is advisable to be aware of what to expect during the next stage of your kid’s development in advance. Additionally, it is vital to remember that milestones vary from one kid to another. However, when you know what to expect you are able to work on skills that help with development at home. In numerous areas from coordination to speech, individual activities and exercises can enhance development.

How can healthy foods best be introduced to her or his diet?

Pediatricians are resourceful professionals in the area of nutrition and they can provide helpful recommendations. They can also provide suggestions on how to appropriately introduce new foods into your kid’s diet.

How can I make exercise more fun?

ftgbhbhnjknknkjSome parents feel like their kids should do more exercises. Pediatricians are capable of assessing a child’s health and suggest if any extra physical activities are required. They can also provide suggestions that help in fitting exercise into busy schedules and how to make it a fun activity. When you turn exercise into a game, kids are more willing to take part.…

2014 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium | | Quebec, Canada


On behalf of the IGARSS 2014 Local Organizing Committee it gives me great pleasure to invite you to IGARSS 2014, to be held in beautiful and historic Québec City from July 13th – July 18th, 2014. The symposium is being held in conjunction with the 35th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing. We are looking forward to welcoming members of the geoscience and remote sensing community and to presentations of their most recent findings.

The development of new and renewable sources of energy in the context of a changing planet is a critical and important issue throughout the world. IGARSS 2014 and the 35th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing (CSRS) will include keynote speakers and include special sessions dedicated to the “Energy” theme.

In addition to a host of well established session themes, IGARSS 2014/35th CSRS topics will also include Earth observation for Arctic research, Earth observation for renewable energy, energy budgets and modeling, future satellite programs, global environmental change, international co­operation ( including the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites – CEOS ; Global Earth Observation System of Systems – GEOSS ), new remote sensing technologies, security and defence, sustainable development, and more. A Summer School will be held the week before the symposium.

Welcome to Quebec City in 2014!

Monique Bernier
General Chair, IGARSS 2014 / 35th CSRS

About the image at the top of the web page:

Québec City and the St-Lawrence River over the seasons, as seen by RADARSAT-2.
The first image is a Pauli decomposition (red=HH-VV, green=HV, blue=HH+VV) of a RADARSAT-2 high resolution polarimetric image (March 15, 2012). The vegetation appears in green, and the St-Laurent River in blue. The second image is also a Pauli decomposition but the RADARSAT image was acquired in early summer. The 3rd image is a wind map derived from a RADARSAT-2 image acquired in October 2012. Colors correspond to wind intensity and arrows indicate the wind direction. The 4th image, is an ice map derived from a RADARSAT-2 image acquired in January 2013. Blue correspond to open water, pink is border ice and burgundy correspond to agglomerated and consolidated ice. All images have been provided by MDA and processed by the Remote Sensing Laboratory at INRS Centre Eau Terre Environnement.…