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.

UTIs in Children: What to Expect
Urinary Tract Infections in Young Children and Infants: Common Questions and Answers
Sep 1, 2020 Issue

Paget Disease of Bone: What You Should Know
Paget Disease of Bone for Primary Care
Aug 15, 2020 Issue

Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring
Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring
Aug 1, 2020 Issue

Ticks: How to Protect Yourself
Tickborne Diseases: Diagnosis and Management
May 1, 2020 Issue

Endometrial Biopsy
Endometrial Biopsy: Tips and Pitfalls
May 1, 2020 Issue

Chronic Diarrhea
Chronic Diarrhea in Adults: Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis
Apr 15, 2020 Issue

Burn Injuries: What You Should Know
Outpatient Burn Care: Prevention and Treatment
Apr 15, 2020 Issue

Testing for Fetal Aneuploidy
Fetal Aneuploidy: Screening and Diagnostic Testing
Apr 15, 2020 Issue

Genital Ulcers: What Causes Them?
Genital Ulcers: Differential Diagnosis and Management
Mar 15, 2020 Issue

What You Should Know About Valley Fever
Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) in Primary Care
Feb 15, 2020 Issue

Lymphoma: Diagnosis and Treatment
Lymphoma: Diagnosis and Treatment
Jan 1, 2020 Issue

Depression in Children and Teens
Depression in Children and Adolescents: Evaluation and Treatment
Nov 15, 2019 Issue

Understanding and Treating Childhood-Onset Stuttering
Stuttering: Understanding and Treating a Common Disability
Nov 1, 2019 Issue

Veterans: What to Expect When You Return from Deployment
Care of the Military Veteran: Selected Health Issues
Nov 1, 2019 Issue

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

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