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.

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

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Jan 15, 2019 Issue

School Absences: What You Should Know
School Absenteeism in Children and Adolescents
Dec 15, 2018 Issue

Crohn's Disease
Crohn's Disease: Diagnosis and Management
Dec 1, 2018 Issue

Common Dental Infections
Dental Problems in Primary Care
Dec 1, 2018 Issue

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

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