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.

Toilet Training
Toilet Training: Common Questions and Answers
Oct 15, 2019 Issue

Treating the Common Cold in Adults
Treatment of the Common Cold
Sep 1, 2019 Issue

Treating the Common Cold in Children
Treatment of the Common Cold
Sep 1, 2019 Issue

e-Cigarettes, Vaping and Juuls: What You Need to Know
Electronic Cigarettes: Common Questions and Answers
Aug 15, 2019 Issue

Ingrown Toenails
Ingrown Toenail Management
Aug 1, 2019 Issue

Acupuncture for Pain Relief
Acupuncture for Pain
Jul 15, 2019 Issue

Lead Poisoning in Children
Lead Poisoning in Children
Jul 1, 2019 Issue

Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Fasciitis
Jun 15, 2019 Issue

Caregiver Care
Caregiver Care
Jun 1, 2019 Issue

Lice and Scabies
Lice and Scabies: Treatment Update
May 15, 2019 Issue

Gas, Bloating, and Belching
Gas, Bloating, and Belching: Approach to Evaluation and Management
Mar 1, 2019 Issue

Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B: Screening, Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Mar 1, 2019 Issue

Hand Infections
Acute Hand Infections
Feb 15, 2019 Issue

Bleeding in Early Pregnancy
First Trimester Bleeding: Evaluation and Management
Feb 1, 2019 Issue

Gastroenteritis in Children: Treating Dehydration
Gastroenteritis in Children
Feb 1, 2019 Issue

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