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Julielynn Wong, M.D.
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Julielynn Wong, MD, MPH, is a Harvard-educated, award-winning physician, innovator, and communicator. She is the founding director of the Center for Innovative Technologies and Public Health and created 3D4MD, a global health program that makes 3D printable medical supplies. Dr. Wong is board-certified in public health and general preventive medicine and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Preventive Medicine. She served as a faculty lecturer at Singularity University and co-founded its Digital Health and Wellness Program. Dr. Wong worked at the Skoll Global Threats Fund to launch "Flu Near You," the world’s largest crowd-sourced flu tracking and vaccine locator platform. She trained in space medicine at NASA Johnson Space Center and is a pioneer in 3D printing medical devices in austere environments. Dr. Wong has reported for ABC World News, is a blog contributor to Forbes and the Huffington Post, and made numerous television appearances, including an Emmy-nominated series on Discovery Channel.

Entries by Julielynn Wong, M.D.

Ten Things to Know About IMAX's "A Beautiful Planet"

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2016 | 6:59 PM


Witness an astronaut's view of the Strait of Gibraltar, Spain (left), the Mediterranean Sea and North Africa from the International Space Station (ISS). (NASA/IMAX)

Here are a few things you should know about the stunning 3D space documentary that opened in IMAX and IMAX...

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チャレンジャー号爆発事故から30年 当時の子供たちが乗組員の思いを受け継いでいる

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2016 | 10:48 PM


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Remembering Challenger: 30 Years Later

(7) Comments | Posted January 25, 2016 | 4:44 PM


On my birthday in 1986, I watched the Challenger STS-51L launch live on television at primary school because Teacher-in-Space payload specialist Sharon Christa McAuliffe was onboard.

Jan. 28, 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the loss of the Challenger Space Shuttle and...

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How Selfies Could Detect a Common Deadly Disease

(1) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 10:11 AM


People might take selfies someday to detect a deadly yet treatable medical condition, according to an award-winning team of medical inventors.

Jarrel C. Seah and Jennifer S. Tang -- two medical students at Melbourne's Monash University -- came up with the idea...

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Knowing The Facts About Sepsis Could Save Your Life

(1) Comments | Posted September 26, 2013 | 5:03 PM

On March 1, 2011, Rachel Sutherland, a pregnant 36-year-old Albertan production accountant, found herself unable to breathe.

"I woke up at 7 a.m. suffocating," she recalls. "I was terrified. I was drowning."

Sutherland had sepsis after developing a lung infection from the H1N1 flu virus. Her immune system had gone...

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How to Mindfully Eat Chocolate for Better Health

(7) Comments | Posted March 26, 2013 | 12:15 PM

Image credit: The Culinary Institute of America

Nutrition, medical and culinary experts share their tips on how to mindfully eat chocolate for greater enjoyment and better health.

Mindful eating is the opposite of mindless eating, said Lilian Cheung, a registered dietitian, co-author of...

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Premature Babies Gain Weight Faster When They Receive Hospital Care From Parents

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2013 | 4:03 PM

Baby Tess receiving care from her parents through Mount Sinai Hospital's Family Integrated Care Program, the first program of its kind in North America. (Image credit: Jacqueline Hourigan)

Jacqueline "Jack" Hourigan, a Toronto-based writer and television host, recalls when she first saw her daughter,...
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Nanomedicine: Big Potential for Small Products

(4) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 11:11 AM

Nearly 250 nanomedicine products are being used or tested in humans, according to a new analysis that identified emerging trends in this sector. But experts caution that the long-term impact of nanomedicine products on human health and the environment is still uncertain.

This study, published...

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10,000 Watchdogs Stand Guard Against the Flu

(8) Comments | Posted November 13, 2012 | 10:30 AM

Joe Lastinger, a 40-year-old Texan health care CEO and father of three, recalls discovering the motionless body of his flu-stricken daughter, Emily.

"I heard my wife start screaming from upstairs," he said.

Four days after being diagnosed with the flu, 3-year-old Emily had stopped breathing.

"Her lips were...

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