Have you slowed down your trips to the doctor, emergency room, and urgent care?

Is it because you have full access to "Dr. Google"?

That is, you can self-diagnose with the help of the Internet.

Maybe not the smartest decision ever, especially in times of serious injuries or illness.

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Medical information New Jersey residents search for on Google the most

The folks at Soliant took a look at what medical questions people Google the most.

(SPOILER ALERT: Some people in some parts of the country look for really weird stuff. Not here, though.)

In New Jersey, these are the most Google medical questions:

  • Is diabetes genetic?
  • What kills stomach virus?
  • How to prevent dementia?

Honestly, those are pretty normal questions, right?

Wait `til you hear what the weirdos in Pennsylvania are looking for...

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What Pennsylvania residents search for, medically, on Google

Here are the most  Googled medical questions from Pennsylvania residents:

  • Is breast cancer genetic?
  • How often should I work out?
  • Why do I always feel tired?
  • Is rainwater safe to drink?
  • How to relieve period cramps?
  • What kills toenail fungus instantly?

So, drinking rainwater and growing toenail fungus, eh, Pennsylvania?

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Here's what New York staters are Googling

  • Why are my hands so dry?
  • How to treat food poisoning?
  • Why are my gums swollen?
  • Are allergies genetic?
  • Can you get allergies in the winter?

Why do New Yorkers worry so much about allergies? And what's with their gums?

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Here are medical questions Delaware Googles the most

  • How to get rid of hiccups?
  • How much water should I drink a day?
  • How many bones are in the human body?
  • What is anemia?

Maybe if they drank more water they wouldn't have hiccups!

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Other most-Googled medical questions from across the USA

California:  Why do I pee when I sneeze?

Florida: What happens when you eat mold?

Illinois: Can you live without a spleen?

Missouri: Can you live without a liver?

Ohio: Can you die from a broken heart?  (Awww!!!!)

Utah: How to get rid of dandruff?

Here's my medical advice to you: When in doubt, see a doctor - a real doctor!

SOURCE: Soliant

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