The Most Googled Diseases in Every State
Have you ever woken up, felt like something was off and had someone say to you, "Why don't you check Dr. Google?"

There's a reason Google is so popular: It is essentially the top source of information on everything, be it weather patterns, movie times or trying to figure out what that burning sensation in your chest really means.

Of course, each and every state in the country varies dramatically. Now, thanks to Google's publicly available data, we can see how residents of every state vary when it comes to health concerns.

Here's the most Googled disease in every single state, as compiled by TermLife2Go:

Alabama: AIDS
Alaska: Asthma, Stroke, Liver disease
Arizona: HPV
Arkansas: HPV
California: HPV
Colorado: Asthma
Connecticut: Asthma
Delaware: Liver disease
Florida: Cancer, HPV
Georgia: HPV
Hawaii: Diabetes
Idaho: Celiac
Illinois: Relapsing Polychondritis
Indiana: Diabetes, HPV
Iowa: Diabetes
Kansas: Celiac
Kentucky: Emphysema, Asthma
Louisiana: AIDS
Maine: Heart disease, Ebola virus, Lyme disease
Maryland: HPV
Massachusetts: Alzheimer's
Michigan: HPV
Minnesota: Epilepsy
Mississippi: AIDS, Multiple sclerosis
Missouri: Colitis
Montana: Rheumatoid arthritis, Celiac
Nebraska: Scleroderma
Nevada: HPV
New Hampshire: Celiac
New Jersey: Colitis
New Mexico: Diabetes
New York: Cancer, HPV, Colitis, Crohn's
North Carolina: HPV
North Dakota: Liver disease
Ohio: HPV
Oklahoma: Lupus
Oregon: AIDS
Pennsylvania: HPV
Rhode Island: HPV
South Carolina: Scleroderma
South Dakota: Diabetes
Tennessee: Asthma
Texas: HPV
Utah: Celiac
Vermont: Alzheimer's
Virginia: HPV
Washington: HPV
West Virginia: COPD, Stroke, Kidney disease, Rheumatoid arthritis
Wisconsin: Diabetes, Celiac
Wyoming: Pulmonary hypertension, Crohn's

The most searched disease, far and away, is HPV. 18 states counted that virus as their most Googled disease. This shouldn't be any surprise: HPV, short for Human Papillomavirus, the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 79 million Americans are infected with this disease, which can be passed via sexual intercourse. Thankfully, HPV usually goes away on its own and sometimes causes no additional health complications. However, it can be the source of some major health issues, including genital warts and cancer.

Other state's most Googled diseases often reflect regional concerns. While HPV was the most searched disease in the western and southern sections of America, Alzheimer's Disease was the most searched disease in Massachusetts and Vermont, both New England states. This matches with the residents of this state, as recent census data indicates that New England has one of the highest percentage of residents over the age of 65 in the entire country.

Some states stood out for their uniqueness. Illinois was the only state which counted "Relapsing Polychondritis" as its most searched disease. Maine seems to be the only state which is worried enough about Ebola to make it its most Googled disorder, and only Minnesota topped the list for its searches of Epilepsy.
Have you ever woken up, felt like something was off and had someone say to you, "Why don't you check Dr. Google?"

There's a reason Google is so popular: It is essentially the top source of information on everything, be it weather patterns, movie times or trying to figure out what that burning sensation in your chest really means.

Of course, each and every state in the country varies dramatically.


Now, thanks to Google's publicly available data, we can see how residents of every state vary when it comes to health concerns.

Here's the most Googled disease in every single state, as compiled by TermLife2Go:

Alabama: AIDS
Alaska: Asthma, Stroke, Liver disease
Arizona: HPV
Arkansas: HPV
California: HPV
Colorado: Asthma
Connecticut: Asthma
Delaware: Liver disease
Florida: Cancer, HPV
Georgia: HPV
Hawaii: Diabetes
Idaho: Celiac
Illinois: Relapsing Polychondritis
Indiana: Diabetes, HPV
Iowa: Diabetes
Kansas: Celiac
Kentucky: Emphysema, Asthma
Louisiana: AIDS
Maine: Heart disease, Ebola virus, Lyme disease
Maryland: HPV
Massachusetts: Alzheimer's
Michigan: HPV
Minnesota: Epilepsy
Mississippi: AIDS, Multiple sclerosis
Missouri: Colitis
Montana: Rheumatoid arthritis, Celiac
Nebraska: Scleroderma
Nevada: HPV
New Hampshire: Celiac
New Jersey: Colitis
New Mexico: Diabetes
New York: Cancer, HPV, Colitis, Crohn's
North Carolina: HPV
North Dakota: Liver disease
Ohio: HPV
Oklahoma: Lupus
Oregon: AIDS
Pennsylvania: HPV
Rhode Island: HPV
South Carolina: Scleroderma
South Dakota: Diabetes
Tennessee: Asthma
Texas: HPV
Utah: Celiac
Vermont: Alzheimer's
Virginia: HPV
Washington: HPV
West Virginia: COPD, Stroke, Kidney disease, Rheumatoid arthritis
Wisconsin: Diabetes, Celiac
Wyoming: Pulmonary hypertension, Crohn's

The most searched disease, far and away, is HPV. 18 states counted that virus as their most Googled disease. This shouldn't be any surprise: HPV, short for Human Papillomavirus, the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 79 million Americans are infected with this disease, which can be passed via sexual intercourse. Thankfully, HPV usually goes away on its own and sometimes causes no additional health complications. However, it can be the source of some major health issues, including genital warts and cancer.

Other state's most Googled diseases often reflect regional concerns. While HPV was the most searched disease in the western and southern sections of America, Alzheimer's Disease was the most searched disease in Massachusetts and Vermont, both New England states. This matches with the residents of this state, as recent census data indicates that New England has one of the highest percentage of residents over the age of 65 in the entire country.

Some states stood out for their uniqueness. Illinois was the only state which counted "Relapsing Polychondritis" as its most searched disease. Maine seems to be the only state which is worried enough about Ebola to make it its most Googled disorder, and only Minnesota topped the list for its searches of Epilepsy.