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.

Low Back Pain
Mechanical Low Back Pain
Oct 1, 2018 Issue


Helpful Tips for Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding: Common Questions and Answers
Sep 15, 2018 Issue


Common Foot Problems: Home Treatments
Common Foot Problems: Over-the-Counter Treatments and Home Care
Sep 1, 2018 Issue


Giving Your Toddler the Best Nutrition
Nutrition in Toddlers
Aug 15, 2018 Issue


Bone Cancer
Bone Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment Principles
Aug 15, 2018 Issue


What You Should Know About Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 Diabetes: Management Strategies
Aug 1, 2018 Issue


Club Drugs: What You Should Know
Stimulant and Designer Drug Use: Primary Care Management
Jul 15, 2018 Issue


Meth: What You Should Know
Stimulant and Designer Drug Use: Primary Care Management
Jul 15, 2018 Issue


Marijuana: Talking Points for Parents and Teens
Counseling Parents and Adolescents About Marijuana
Jul 15, 2018 Issue


Prostate Cancer: Making Decisions About Treatment
Localized Prostate Cancer: Treatment Options
Jun 15, 2018 Issue


Nutrition: How to Make Healthier Food Choices
Diets for Health: Goals and Guidelines
Jun 1, 2018 Issue


Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
Hyperhidrosis: Management Options
Jun 1, 2018 Issue


Colon Cancer
Colorectal Cancer Screening and Prevention
May 15, 2018 Issue


A Parent's Guide to Using Time Out
General Parenting Strategies: Practical Suggestions for Common Child Behavior Issues
May 15, 2018 Issue


General Parenting Tips
General Parenting Strategies: Practical Suggestions for Common Child Behavior Issues
May 15, 2018 Issue


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