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.

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

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

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