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.

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

Croup: What You Should Know
Croup: Diagnosis and Management
May 1, 2018 Issue

Vaginitis: Diagnosis and Treatment
Mar 1, 2018 Issue

Opioid Use Disorder: What You Should Know
Buprenorphine Therapy for Opioid Use Disorder
Mar 1, 2018 Issue

Testicular Cancer
Testicular Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment
Feb 15, 2018 Issue

Pityriasis Rosea
Pityriasis Rosea: Diagnosis and Treatment
Jan 1, 2018 Issue

Chronic Kidney Disease: What You Should Know
Chronic Kidney Disease: Detection and Evaluation
Dec 15, 2017 Issue

Elevated Liver Enzymes
Mildly Elevated Liver Transaminase Levels: Causes and Evaluation
Dec 1, 2017 Issue

Cardiomyopathy: An Overview
Nov 15, 2017 Issue

Puberty: Early and Delayed
Disorders of Puberty: An Approach to Diagnosis and Management
Nov 1, 2017 Issue

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