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.

LASIK: What You Should Know
Refractive Eye Surgery: Helping Patients Make Informed Decisions About LASIK
May 15, 2017 Issue

Waterborne Illnesses
Recreational Waterborne Illnesses: Recognition, Treatment, and Prevention
May 1, 2017 Issue

Peritonsillar Abscess: What You Should Know
Peritonsillar Abscess
Apr 15, 2017 Issue

What Seniors Should Know About Exercise
Exercise Prescriptions in Older Adults
Apr 1, 2017 Issue

Multiple Myeloma
Multiple Myeloma: Diagnosis and Treatment
Mar 15, 2017 Issue

Fainting: What You Should Know
Syncope: Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis
Mar 1, 2017 Issue

Health Care for Women Who Have Sex with Women
Preventive Health Care for Women Who Have Sex with Women
Mar 1, 2017 Issue

Bursitis of the Elbow, Knee, and Heel
Common Superficial Bursitis
Feb 15, 2017 Issue

Jaundice in Adults
Evaluation of Jaundice in Adults
Feb 1, 2017 Issue

What's Making Me Dizzy?
Dizziness: Approach to Evaluation and Management
Feb 1, 2017 Issue

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection
Respiratory Syncytial Virus Bronchiolitis in Children
Jan 15, 2017 Issue

Esophageal Cancer: What You Should Know
Esophageal Cancer
Jan 1, 2017 Issue

Heart Failure: What You Should Know
Heart Failure Due to Reduced Ejection Fraction: Medical Management
Jan 1, 2017 Issue

Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder: Primary Care Principles
Dec 15, 2016 Issue

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management
Dec 15, 2016 Issue

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