‘Diagnosis’ Trailer: New Netflix Doc Series Uses Social Media As WebMD For Mysterious Illnesses

The Playlist | 7/22/2019 | Charles Barfield
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We’ve all been down the WebMD rabbit hole before. You have a mild fever and a cough. Or perhaps a weird rash. So, you click on WebMD and search the symptoms. It’s a dangerous, dangerous game to play and almost always ends with you wanting to run to your closest hospital and beg the doctors to run every conceivable test because you’re convinced you have some incredibly rare form of cancer. But what if you actually do have some rare disease and there doesn’t seem to help anywhere? That’s the basis of the new Netflix doc series “Diagnosis.”

Based on the New York Times Magazine column by Dr. Lisa Sanders (who is featured throughout the series), “Diagnosis” follows the stories of various folks that are living with some rare illness or disease and have yet to find the answers they need to very basic questions such as “Why do I have this?” or “What, exactly, is this illness?” From a little girl that goes into full-on paralysis 300 times a day to a man that flatlines when he has Deja Vu, “Diagnosis”...
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