Alabama – Pneumonia
Alaska – Urinary Tract Infection
A urinary tract infection is an infection in any part of the urinary system—the kidneys, ureters, bladder and/or the urethra. Most infections involve just the lower urinary tract—the bladder and the urethra. These infections are actually very common. They occur in one of every five women and 1-2% of children. Eight to ten million visits to the doctor each year in the U.S. are for urinary tract infections.
Arizona – Hashimoto’s Disease
Arkansas – Endometriosis
Endometriosis is a disorder that causes uterine tissue to grow outside of the uterus. The name of the disease was taken from the words endo which means inside, and metrium which means uterus. This disorder usually affects one in ten women of reproductive age and is most commonly diagnosed between the ages of 30 and 50.
California – Syphilis
Colorado – Syphilis
Connecticut – Quarter Life Crisis
In psychology, a quarter life crisis is a crisis involving anxiety over the direction and quality of one’s life such as one's relationships, careers, and overall life purpose. This usually occurs between the early 20s until the mid-30s, although it can happen as early as the age of 18. Interestingly enough, Connecticut's median age is at 41.
Delaware – Hypertension
Florida – HIV/AIDS
In the state of Florida for 2018 the most searched medical term was HIV/AIDS. That could be because the number of new cases identified in the state was 4,906. Although it was a raise of 200 cases from the annual norm of about 4,700 cases, it was actually a decrease in the case rate per capita from 24.1 to 23.4.
Georgia – Syphilis
Hawaii – Hashimoto’s Disease
Idaho – E. Coli
Escherichia coli is a large and diverse group of bacteria found in the environment, foods, and intestines of people and animals and can cause diarrhea, urinary tract infections, respiratory illness, pneumonia, among other illnesses. In 2018, there was an E. coli outbreak that spanned 16 states, including Idaho. During this outbreak, 53 people became ill—10 of them from Utah.
Illinois – Syphilis
According to the CDC, more than 2.4 million cases of STDs are reported across the U.S. each year. More than 115,000 new cases of syphilis were reported across the country in 2018 which is up 71% since just 2014. Statewide, according to The Pantograph, a local newspaper, the number of new cases declined from 3,639 in 2017 to 2,795 in Illinois in 2018.
Indiana – ADHD
Iowa – Binge Drinking
Kansas – Diabetes
Kentucky – Hepatitis A
Louisiana – HIV/AIDS
Louisiana was one of two states with the highest reported rate of reported HIV cases in the U.S. in 2018. However, in recent years the number of people being diagnosed has shown a downward trend from 1,107 people in 2016, 1,002 people being diagnosed in 2017, and just 972 residents diagnosed in 2018.
Maine – Rabies
In 2018 in Maine, 112 animals tested positive for rabies as compared to 67 cases in 2017 which may account for the uptick in interest that year since the last reported case of human rabies that occurred in Maine was in 1937. As a matter of fact, cases of human rabies in the United States are rare, with approximately 1-3 deaths reported annually.
Maryland – ADHD
9.4% of children in the U.S. between the ages of 2 to 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD, overall. Between 2003 and 2007 the prevalence in Maryland grew from 9.1% to 11.9% and then it grew again between 2007 and 2011 to 11.8% of children in the state. It is likely that the prevalence has grown enough between 2011 and 2020 to have more than some residents concerned.
Massachusetts – ADHD
Between 2003 and 2007 the prevalence of ADHD in Massachusetts grew from 8.5% to 9.8% and then again between 2007 and 2011 to 11.3%. Although the report hasn't been released yet, it is possible that the prevalence has grown again and parents throughout the state are online searching for treatment options.
Michigan – Endometriosis
Minnesota – Hemorrhoids
Mississippi – Genital Herpes
Missouri – ADHD
Montana – Hypertension
Nebraska – Anorexia
Anorexia nervosa is the official medical term for this eating disorder and it affects .3 -.4% of young women and approximately .1% of young men. This disorder is characterized by weight loss (sometimes severe) or lack of appropriate weight gain in children, along with a distorted body image. Apparently, some parents were concerned that their children weren’t eating enough in 2018 judging by the number of times Nebraska Google searched anorexia.
Nevada – Skin Cancer
New Hampshire – ADHD
New Jersey – Breast Cancer
New Mexico – PTSD
New York – Breast Cancer
North Carolina – ADHD
ADHD rate in NC is above the national average of 8.8%, however the rate of children diagnosed with ADHD decreased in North Carolina between 2007 and 2011 from 12.8% to 11.6%. Although the American Psychiatric Association says that 5 percent of American children have ADHD, the CDC says that that number is higher at 11%.
North Dakota – Ear Infection
Many think that cold air can cause an ear infection. While it is certainly cold in North Dakota, the cold is not what causing the ear infections, but we bet that it’s not making them any better, either. Children are more likely to get an ear infection than adults, so be on the lookout for tugging of ears, loss of balance, and difficulty hearing if your child is too young to communicate.
Ohio – Syphilis
Oklahoma – Diabetes
According to the CDC, Diabetes is growing at an epidemic rate in the U.S. as nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, about 14 percent or approximately 451,888 of the adult population in the state of Oklahoma has been diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes.
Oregon – HIV/AIDS
Between 1999 and 2019, the annual number of cases of HIV/AIDS diagnosed in Oregon decreased from 267 to 230. However, it was recently discovered that 6 out of 10 people throughout the state have never been tested, and so the Oregon Health Authority launched a public campaign called “End HIV” that has brought new attention to the disease, which can probably account for the number of searches in 2018.
Pennsylvania – Syphilis
In 2018, Pennsylvania had 797 new cases diagnosed, ranking the state 38th in the U.S. for primary and secondary syphilis. The rise in STD diagnoses across the country has many experts feeling that all the progress made in the past towards lowering the transmission of STDs has all been unraveled at this point.
Rhode Island – Lupus
The scariest thing about lupus is that no one knows exactly what causes it or what it is. What they do know is that an unknown trigger causes a person’s immune system to attack their skin, joints, and organs. The National Resource Center on Lupus estimates that 1.5 million Americans are affected and that it’s about three times more prevalent in women of color.
South Carolina – Endometriosis
There is no specific reason that this number should be higher than any search in any other state, but with the number of women affected (176 mil) with endometriosis, it’s not hard to understand. Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent endometriosis. However, there are some ways to reduce the chances of developing it like lowering the level of estrogen in the body. In order to do that, though, we strongly recommend you discuss how best to go about that with your doctor.
South Dakota – Insomnia
According to NPR.org, scientists can’t figure out exactly how chronic sleeplessness works, why it affects more women than men, or people over the age of 65. They do know that it does affect more than 60 million Americans each year and no one agrees on exactly how to treat the disorder. In 2018, 26.1% of adults reported sleeping less than seven hours in a 24-hour period on average.
Tennessee – Strep Throat
According to several news reports from around middle Tennessee earlier in the year, strep throat was running rampant through the elementary schools. This could probably account for the reason there was such an uptick in searches this year. Strep throat is a highly contagious bacterial infection that causes high temps, sore throats, and swollen lymph nodes. Usually, the infection stops being contagious 24 hours after the first dose of antibiotics and life can go on again.
Texas – ADHD
According to the CDC, the number of children in Texas diagnosed with ADHD increased between the years 2007 and 2011 from 4.2 to 9%. That puts the state just slightly above the national rate of 8.8%. Although ADHD is generally diagnosed during childhood and can be carried into adulthood, there is evidence that suggests that adults can develop the disorder as well.
Utah – Hashimoto’s Disease
According to the American Cancer Society Cancer Statistics Center, it is estimated that approximately 580 cases of Thyroid Cancer will be diagnosed this year. Since Hashimoto’s disease is the most common thyroid cancer, we can assume that this is the reason for the recent surge in Google searches in Utah.
Vermont – Opioid use disorder
According to drugabuse.gov, in 2018, drug overdose deaths in Vermont totaled 153, a rate of 26.6 per capita. This number has remained steady since 2016. According to the CDC, Vermont is the 16th highest state in the country for opioid mortality rates, explaining the state’s interest in opioid use disorder.
Virginia – ADHD
Between 2007 and 2011, the number of children with current cases of ADHD grew from 8.2% to 9.1%, but surprisingly in 2011 Virginia only reported that 6.6 percent of children were currently taking medication for ADHD. This could mean that parents were searching for more homeopathic ways in which to treat their children’s disorder such as meditation and/or yoga.
Washington – Body Dysmorphia
West Virginia – Porn Addiction
We’re sure we don’t really need to spell this one out, but we will say that the topic itself is controversial. Many experts argue that compulsive watching of pornography does not constitute an addiction. In one study, a doctor described pornography addiction as “when porn use becomes so intense in frequency or duration, it start to interfere with the other aspects of a person’s life” such as losing a job or ending a committed relationship.
Wisconsin – ADHD
Wyoming – Flu
For the 2017/2018 flu season, Wyoming saw 27 deaths, including one child, almost doubling that of the 2016/17 flu season. That year, the Wisconsin Health Department received a total of 10,009 laboratory confirmed positive flu test results. That wasn’t the worst year that Wyoming has seen recently. Back in 2015, Wyoming had a total of 99 deaths related to flu and/or pneumonia. The flu was one of Wyoming’s leading causes of death that year.