AFP Patient Handouts

This collection includes patient information handouts that physicians can provide to their patients. Use the filters to sort by discipline or topic. You can also search by keyword for articles that include handouts. The collection includes handouts published in AFP since 1998; clinical judgment should be used when referring to handouts, especially older ones, as the validity of the medical information included cannot be guaranteed. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit, the AAFP patient education website.

Treating Menopausal Symptoms
Hormone Therapy and Other Treatments for Symptoms of Menopause
Dec 1, 2016 Issue

Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile Dysfunction
Nov 15, 2016 Issue

Epididymitis: What You Should Know
Epididymitis: An Overview
Nov 1, 2016 Issue

Tips for International Travel
The Pretravel Consultation
Oct 15, 2016 Issue

Acute Bronchitis
Acute Bronchitis
Oct 1, 2016 Issue

Atrial Fibrillation
Diagnosis and Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
Sep 15, 2016 Issue

Weight Loss: Practical Tips
Update on Office-Based Strategies for the Management of Obesity
Sep 1, 2016 Issue

How to Recognize OSA and What It Means for Your Health
Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults
Sep 1, 2016 Issue

Lupus: What You Should Know
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Primary Care Approach to Diagnosis and Management
Aug 15, 2016 Issue

Failure to Thrive: What You Should Know
Failure to Thrive: A Practical Guide
Aug 15, 2016 Issue

Behavior Problems in a Family Member with Dementia
Behavioral Disorders in Dementia: Appropriate Nondrug Interventions and Antipsychotic Use
Aug 15, 2016 Issue

Nerve Pain in Diabetes
Treating Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: An Update
Aug 1, 2016 Issue

Premenstrual Disorders
Premenstrual Syndrome and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Aug 1, 2016 Issue

Acute Sinusitis
Current Concepts in Adult Acute Rhinosinusitis
Jul 15, 2016 Issue

Strep Throat
Common Questions About Streptococcal Pharyngitis
Jul 1, 2016 Issue

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