DETROIT - Checking the internet for health problems is nothing new.
"Cyberchondria" is an infectous internet disease in itself - endlessly self-diagnosing yourself based on websites like WebMD.
MedicareHealthPlans.com reveals the most Googled health concerns in every state. Here's how they did it:
We used Google Trends data to identify the most-searched health conditions over the past year. Then we analyzed each condition’s search volume on a national level to find the conditions that were searched most by residents in each state and Washington, DC. We also looked at other data, like STD and obesity rates, to see if we could find any correlations between what people search for and the types of conditions that are common where they live.
Michigan's most searched health concern? Syphilis.
Nationwide, the most frequently searched health concerns were diabetes and asthma—10 states searched for diabetes and seven for asthma.
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