New Release Books by Neil Shulman

Neil Shulman is the author of Robin Hood, M.D. (2014), How to Have a Habit (2019), Second Wind (2013), Frustrations of God (2014), What's in a Doctor's Bag? (2015) and other 20 books.

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Robin Hood, M.D.

release date: Jul 31, 2014
Robin Hood, M.D.
Americans are being held hostage by health insurance companies. Profit margins take precedent over patients’ well being as CEOs amass great wealth. Patients wait for approval of studies, medications, and procedures while the insurance companies accrue interest on the premiums. Robin Hood, M.D. takes the fight to the source of the problem. He kidnaps and tortures three CEOs of large health insurance companies, only sparing their lives if they agree to overturn a company ruling which has harmed a patient. In the end, the health insurance industry is put on trial.

How to Have a Habit

release date: Apr 08, 2019
How to Have a Habit
Targeting children ages 8 to 12 years, "How To Have A Habit" tells the tale of Cabot, an impressionable fellow who starts to adopt one crazy habit after another after finding himself bored in the woods one day. Written by two physicians and a teacher, the story introduces children to the concepts of peer pressure and critical thinking through a colorfully illustrated narrative that is sure to get out-loud laughs from children and adults alike. Cabot's final habit - smoking tobacco - introduces youth to the risks of tobacco and e-cigarettes and empowers children to resist any "non-thinking" behavior. In a pilot study, nearly one-third of students who had participated in a presentation of the book in school reported that their home had changed to smoke-free.

Second Wind

by: Neil Shulman
release date: Dec 31, 2013
Second Wind
About the book: Anyone who thinks nursing homes are depressing places to visit hasnt been to Millys Merry Roost or any other elder care community for that matter! Nursing Homes are not only full of hilarious stories but theyre also filled with the wonderful people who have lived them. Open the first page of Second Wind and start reading about the colorful characters who play out the story of a group of elderly people and some younger folks who have gotten a second wind. Neil Shulman is a medical doctor,was a medical director of a nursing home and author of many books including Doc Hollywood. He currently travels the country with his one-man comedy act based primarily on personal experience. P.K. Beville, a clinician specializing in geriatrics and founder of Second Wind Dreams is a champion of eldercare. She travels the country making dreams come true and raising awareness about the needs of Alzheimers care. The characters and stories in Second Wind are based on actual events. Second Wind Dreams, a nonprofit organization, makes dreams come true for elders in long term care and is the home of the award winning Virtual Dementia Tour. Changing the perception of aging through dreams and innovative programming is what they are all about. Second Wind Dreams organizes and motives elder care communities to find out what their residents dream about and using their local communities as a resource, sets out to fulfill each dream. From dinner at a local favorite restaurant to a visit with a long lost friend, each dream gives all involved a Second Wind. Please visit www.secondwind.org

Frustrations of God

Frustrations of God
"Frustrated! I can't believe how frustrated I am. Who would have thought? I'm putting this down on paper because maybe, just maybe you'll pick it up read it and let it sink in. There are lots of things I like about the human race, hey what's not to like about something that you created? And while I don't want to be too critical, of myself or anyone else, there's a serious problem here!" As God looks down on the Earth and takes in what has become of humanity, his frustration boils over. What are the options? Short of destroying the human race and starting over, what can be done? Taking inventory of the many ways in which humanity has failed, it becomes obvious that short of starting over, there isn't a one size solution that will solve all of the problems. Each type of hatred, discrimination and general discord will require something special, something unique to fit the situation. What needs to happen, is to let each person and those around them experience life on the other side, to be on the receiving end for a change. They will need to do more than walk a mile in the other's shoes; they will need to experience exactly what it feels like before they can embrace the changes necessary to truly become an agent of change, to improve mankind.

What's in a Doctor's Bag?

release date: Oct 25, 2015
What's in a Doctor's Bag?
This book is a new way to educate children! The Doctor's Instruments and their terminology are used enabling children to learn informative information contributing to their health and decision making as they grow. ELIMINATING FEAR OF THE DOCTOR.Meet Otis the Otoscope and his Friends as they start their journey on Planet of the Ears. Look out for the following books! Based on the screenplay written by Dr Neil Shulman, Zoe Haugo and Doug Bremner. Based on the Original Illustrations by Todd Stolp - Co-Writer and Illustrator, Sacha Whitehead.

The Real Truth About Aging

release date: Oct 29, 2010
The Real Truth About Aging
The Real Truth About Aging is a comprehensive and well-written book which should be helpful to the general public and health professionals alike.-David Satcher, MD., PhD, Sixteenth Surgeon General of the United StatesI was getting frustrated searching on the internet for information about a particular type of hip fracture, when I gave up and went to open The Real Truth About Aging and it opened right to the page where there were a series of drawings of the location of different types of hip fractures that can be such an important source of disability for older people. This book is chock full of useful information, like taking a look at nursing homes from all angles: what do the patients think? Or the staff? Are nursing homes REALLY understaffed? Why are older people on too many prescription medications? This book goes beyond the usual fluff of ''aging gracefully'' books and provides real information that you can use.-J. Douglas Bremner MD, Author of Before You Take That Pill: Why The Drug Industry May Be Bad For Your Health, is also Professor of Psychiatry and Radiology at Emory University School of MedicineNeil Shulman is a multi-talented author whose writings touch everybody, from the youngest to the oldest, and who can deliver important information on serious topics in a very readable and accessible way.-Daniel S. Blumenthal, MD, MPH, Professor and Chair, Department of Community Health & Preventive Medicine, Associate Dean for Community Programs, Morehouse School of MedicineIt is refreshing to find a book that is honest and courageous enough to fly against the ''happy-talk'' genre of books for the elderly. I''ve never seen anything to match the straight-talking authenticity that explodes off of every page.-Barry Farber, Veteran Radio Talk Show HostAs life expectancy continues to increase, millions of seniors are living well into their eighties and nineties. With the aging of the baby boomers, the population of senior citizens will swell dramatically in the coming decades. These statistics will inevitably draw more attention to the aging process. What should middle-aged people expect as they grow older? What should caregivers of the elderly know about normal aging? How can we all stay healthy despite the limitations of age?In this authoritative, user-friendly guide, three experts in geriatric medicine provide the latest evidence on: healthy aging, an understanding of the modern and often confusing health care system, and information about the medical issues affecting frail older adults.They begin with the basic facts of aging, distilling the current research on the underlying molecular mechanisms, organ system changes, and associated disease risks that occur as our bodies get older. They devote separate chapters to preventative medical testing, so-called anti-aging therapies, vitamin and herbal supplements, exercise, and medication problems.In the next section, they present an overview of the American healthcare system, from making the most of a doctor''s visit and an explanation of various healthcare professionals involved in elder care to guidelines for choosing a nursing home or assisted care facility. They also discuss the health risks of a stay in the hospital, including antibiotic-resistant infections, temporary delirium, and bedsores.In the following section, they tackle the challenges of caring for a frail senior, covering a range of issues from falls, osteoporosis, and infections, to sleep difficulties, depression, and dementia. A chapter is also devoted to the last days of life and how hospice can help.The authors also provide a section on the need to plan ahead. Among the questions considered are: When should an advance directive be written? How much money will be needed for the elder years? When should a senior give up driving?At a time when geriatric medicine is becoming a rare specialty and doctors receive little training in this area, the wealth of information compiled in this outstanding volume is invaluable. Senio

Your Body's Red Light Warning Signals

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Your Body's Red Light Warning Signals
An updated reference that pinpoints the warning signals of a serious illness is designed to help readers detect which injuries, pain, fever, rashes, headaches, and other symptoms require immediate medical attention and includes a host of health tips, special information for the chronically ill, a new appendix on diagnostic screening tests, and much more. Simultaneous.

Get Between the Covers

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Get Between the Covers
The user-friendly guide that helps those who have an idea for a book get published in new innovative ways.

The Puberty Prevention Club

release date: Apr 01, 2012
The Puberty Prevention Club
The Puberty Prevention Club is a coming of age story about an eleven-year-old boy who joins with his friends and grandmother to form the PPC - The Puberty- Prevention Club. Before puberty, kids are free spirits. They follow their hearts, are spontaneously creative, and believe in miracles. They don't know any better. The grandmother feels that, after menopause, seniors are also free spirits because they don't care anymore. It's those folks between puberty and menopause who are so uptight. The Puberty Prevention Club takes the parents on an emotional roller coaster ride. Their adventures culminate in an attention-grabbing, city-wide press conference held at a tree house. Here's where the PPC'ers make their point to the rest of the world. Here's where the parents learn to loosen up and take heed of the PPC motto: Life is just a dash between two numbers on a tombstone, so don't take it so seriously.

Doc Hollywood

release date: May 01, 2007
Doc Hollywood
Mix the brains of Neil Shulman and Carl Hiaasen and subtract 27 years, and you've got the book Doc Hollywood, originally titled What? Dead Again?, which was turned into the 1991 movie adaptation starring Michael J. Fox. Hiaasen and Shulman traipsed around rural Georgia in the late '70s collecting the funny accounts and unique experiences of real life practicing Doc Hollywoods.' They created a book about the misadventures of Dr. Otis Stone, a high-flying city doctor gets hoodwinked into practicing medicine below the gnat line,' U.S.A. The zany characters of Grady, Ala., and their interface with the spunky fish out of water' doc, tickled the fancy of Michael J. Fox, and thus was born the movie "Doc Hollywood." Some even say that the popular TV series "Northern Exposure" was inspired by this novel. More than 30 years later, the Shulman-Hiaasen "Doc Hollywood" partnership has sparked many current plots, including the 2006 Pixar film Cars. The tales seems to follow Doc Hollywood's plot, as reported by medias across the nation. Doc Hollywood is a story as moving as it is hilarious. But if one has seen the movie, according to Shulman, don't be fooled. There's more to plot than the Hollywood adaptation. "This book is more a seed than a copy of the movie," states Shulman. Many who have enjoyed the movie have been even more captivated by the book. Critically-acclaimed and unforgettable, it deserves a special place on every bookshelf and within every heart that has longed for the simple life. "This book is a hundred times better than the movie they made out of it. A great book." .

101 Ways to Know If You're a Nurse

release date: Jul 01, 2007
101 Ways to Know If You're a Nurse
Dr. Bethesda Vernon, a 30ish year old college professor has lived half a life since the death of Enoch, her Marine Corps husband, in an auto accident in the backcountry of Westchester, NY. His death had devastated Beth. They were married for only four years. After two years of unspeakable grief and mourning, Beth buried herself in teaching her Marriage and Family Relations courses at Queens College. When she had time she traveled to far away places and also mourned Enoch there. One summer day while in Bermuda enjoying the sun, Cedric Philippe simply walked into her life. Cedric was Ambassador of Sierra Leone, West Africa to the United Nations. He called her MyBeth' the moment they met--now she belonged to someone again--Beth called him, Phillip'. Their affair began despite her knowing he was married and that his wife and two teenage sons lived in London. She was becoming the other woman'--a bittersweet role. One ordinary day, Beth wakes herself up from her foolishness and decides "...it is over." Then enters Dr. Jesse Butler, who joins the Queens College Family Science Department. Jesse and Beth marry after a two year courtship. Later, he accepts ''the call' to preach. Without warning old secrets' creep back into their lives--even the secrets of Jesse''s daughter, Lilliclaire, and Sara, Jesse

The Corporate Kid

release date: Sep 20, 2011
The Corporate Kid
Two very different lives intersect in The Corporate Kid. Charles Sullivan is a youth from the poor part of Atlanta, with a strong sense of family and a good moral compass. Bill Bradford is a powerful CEO who's lost his way--not just ethically, but, one fateful Sunday morning, also literally. A few wrong turns bring Bill to the south side of town, where he hits Charles's mother in a car accident. Before long the lives of the Sullivan and Bradford families are intertwined in a mixture of comedy and drama--and opportunity. Charles finds himself face to face with crooked attorneys, helpful pastors, angry protestors, and a cast of other friends and foes, as events take him from his poor neighborhood to the boardroom of Bradford's giant company. The Corporate Kid shows how ethical decision-making is something everyone can aspire to, even if they're seemingly powerless and even if they've temporarily lost their way. Charles stays true to his morals and, by the end of the book, changes the world he lives in. The Corporate Kid is for young readers who want an uplifting story, and for the grownups who want them to have positive role models.

Stopping Power

release date: Dec 01, 1994
Stopping Power
Did you know that every 13 seconds one of America's 70 million gun owners uses a firearm in defense against a criminal? That American women use handguns 416 times a day in defense against rapists, which is a dozen times more often than rapists use a gun? That a gun kept in the home for protection is 216 times as likely to be used in defense against a criminal than it is to cause the death of an innocent victim in that household? These are just a few of the surprises this book has in store for anyone whose belief in gun control is based on TV news or popular magazines. Award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and journalist, J. Neil Schulman, challenges the misinformation that pundits ranging from network anchors to ill-informed doctors are promoting about guns. Especially for the reader who doesn't own a gun and has never even considered buying one, Stopping Power should be an eye-opener.

Black Man's Guide to Good Health

release date: Aug 25, 2010
Black Man's Guide to Good Health
Revised and updated, this third edition includes the latest information dealing with diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, prostate problems, aging, depression, substance abuse, nutrition, fatherhood, and how to find less expensive healthcare. Emphasizing issues particular to black men, this authoritative and clearly written book is well targeted to its audience and deserves their attention. The lifesaving advice offered here is interspersed with real-life case studies, and each chapter has suggested reading lists and resources for further information.

The Backyard Tribe

release date: Jan 01, 1994
The Backyard Tribe
"When Dr. Bud Payne of Mobile, Alabama, donates two weeks of his time to a Kenyan village hospital, it is the beginning of an astonishing adventure for him and his family." "Bud offers to fly a young Maasai girl back to America for life-saving heart surgery. She comes - but not alone: her entire tribe is with her, Maasai warriors carrying spears, mothers in tribal dress carrying babies, even a mysterious medicine man alight from the airplane." "The girl goes to the hospital, but the tribe goes to the Paynes' backyard. Gone are Gail Payne's prized rose beds, gone is the lawn. In their place are the mud huts of the Maasai." "As the suburban neighbors mingle with the tribesmen and the medicine man mingles with the surgeons, hilarious, harrowing, and even enlightening adventures result. The warriors rustle the nearest redneck's prime dairy cow for slaughter, and the Paynes' children swap their school clothes for war paint. Gail nearly loses her mind and Bud nearly loses his medical license." "However, it all leads to a classic happy ending, heightened by a cultural exchange beyond anyone's original dreams."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Healthy Transitions

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Healthy Transitions
Discusses the signs, symptoms, and alternative and conventional medications for all the stages of menopause.

Your Body, Your Health

release date: Jan 01, 2002
Your Body, Your Health
Discusses how to get the most out of a visit to a doctor by describing a typical office visit and ways to participate in health care decisions, and includes information on diseases, symptoms, avoiding illness, and medical tests.

The Black Man's Guide to Good Health

release date: Jan 01, 2001
The Black Man's Guide to Good Health
A comprehensive guide to the concerns of black men explores conditions--from sickle cell anemia to stroke--that are more common in blacks and offers general health advice.

The Germ Patrol

release date: Jan 01, 1998
The Germ Patrol
Uses rhyme to explain the need for vaccinations and to describe how they work.

High Blood Pressure

release date: Sep 01, 1989
High Blood Pressure
Describes the causes of hypertension, explains what health problems high blood pressure can create, and discusses methods of treatment

Better Health Care for Less

release date: Jan 01, 1993
Better Health Care for Less
Did you know... that drug companies give free medicine to people who can't afford medicine? That medical exams and treatment are often free when done as part of an experimental study? That you can get a dental check-up and cleaning at a school of dental hygiene for about $10? That young children can have free immunization at many health departments and immunization drives? Facts like these can help the cost-conscious consumer save money on medical care. With tips like these Better Health Care for Less helps you sort through medical choices and directs you to new resources. This easy-to-use guide is arranged dictionary-style for quick reference. Some of the more than 350 topics covered are AIDs, allergies, arthritis, birth control, cancer treatment, diabetes, dermatology, diagnostic tests, emergencies, eye care, high blood pressure, HMOs, insurance, long term care, medications, Parkinson's disease, pregnancy, experimental treatment, surgery, testing, and x-rays.

Finally ... I'm a Doctor

Finally ... I'm a Doctor
From "The Real Doc Hollywood," a tale about a young man and his match-making grandmother who labels her grandson "a doctor" shortly after his birth.

My Doctor Said What?!

release date: Apr 18, 2019
My Doctor Said What?!
"You have verrucous lesions, otitis media, and I need to perform a lateral matricectomy."The patient's blank stare makes me realize that I have done it again. I have hurled a barrage or medical jargon at the patient without even thinking about it; it was what I was taught to do."Sorry, you have a wart, an ear infection, and I need to remove your toenail."The mystery is over, and he is visibly less anxious knowing he may actually live through the day.Many people leave the doctor's office with an empty feeling. They do not understand what the doctor was saying. Even with a brief explanation, the medical terminology doctors use is confusing to the brightest of minds. Many medical terms are Latin derivatives and make little sense to even very well-educated people.This book aims to demystify the doctor's visit, simplifies medical terminology, explains diagnostic terms, and lets the reader inside the mind of their doctor. This book will be a valuable tool for readers and their families, and will help them communicate with their doctor.

What? Dead Again?

What? Dead Again?
Stranded in Grady, Alabama after a car accident, Otis Stone, a young M.D. is courted by the local hospital administrator to stay and start a practice
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