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What Diagnostic Odysseys Have in Common

Whether it’s a rare disease or Covid-19, the process of reaching a diagnosis can be fraught. There’s ways to make it better.

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When she was in her early 20s, Louise Benge — then Louise Proctor — worked in a small office in Mount Vernon, Kentucky for the state’s department of human resources. When it was time for her…




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Alexandra Sifferlin

Alexandra Sifferlin

Health and science journalist. Former editor of Medium’s Covid-19 Blog and deputy editor at Elemental. TIME Magazine writer before that

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