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 familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website.

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


Avoiding Problems from Opioid Pain Medicine
Weighing the Risks and Benefits of Chronic Opioid Therapy
Jun 15, 2016 Issue


Ovarian Cancer
Diagnosis and Management of Ovarian Cancer
Jun 1, 2016 Issue


Genital Herpes: What You Should Know
Genital Herpes: A Review
Jun 1, 2016 Issue


Depression During and After Pregnancy: When It's More Than the Baby Blues
Identification and Management of Peripartum Depression
May 15, 2016 Issue


What to Expect in the Years After Prostate Cancer Treatment
Primary Care of the Prostate Cancer Survivor
May 1, 2016 Issue


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