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.

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

Chronic Rhinosinusitis: What You Need to Know
Chronic Rhinosinusitis
Oct 15, 2017 Issue

Clues That Your High Blood Pressure Is Due to Some Underlying and Treatable Condition
Secondary Hypertension: Discovering the Underlying Cause
Oct 1, 2017 Issue

Aseptic and Bacterial Meningitis: Evaluation, Treatment, and Prevention
Sep 1, 2017 Issue

Tips for Preventing Falls
Preventing Falls in Older Persons
Aug 15, 2017 Issue

What are Probiotics?
Probiotics for Gastrointestinal Conditions: A Summary of the Evidence
Aug 1, 2017 Issue

Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Aug 1, 2017 Issue

Common Side Effects of HIV Medicines
HIV-Associated Complications: A Systems-Based Approach
Aug 1, 2017 Issue

What Should I Know About Seizures and Epilepsy?
Epilepsy: Treatment Options
Jul 15, 2017 Issue

Paronychia: What You Should Know
Acute and Chronic Paronychia
Jul 1, 2017 Issue

Vaccine Adverse Events: Separating Myth from Reality
Jun 15, 2017 Issue

Acute and Chronic Urticaria: Evaluation and Treatment
Jun 1, 2017 Issue

Subclinical Hyperthyroidism
Subclinical Hyperthyroidism: When to Consider Treatment
Jun 1, 2017 Issue

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