Art Hister


Art Hister

Dr. Art Hister was the first full-time physician with the Pine Free Clinic, the first Canadian clinic established to deal exclusively with transient youth, and later became a full-time “media doctor,” working as a correspondent for CBC Newsworld and BBC Radio 5.

He is currently a daily health analyst on The Morning News on Global TV in BC, a weekly contributor to Global TV’sThursday Noon News and Saturday Weekend News, as well as the host and writer of A Medical Minute with Dr. Art Hister, heard daily on CKNW Newstalk Radio.

Dr. Hister is also the author of two Canadian bestsellers, Midlife Man and Dr. Art Hister’s Guide to a Longer and Healthier Life, as well as numerous articles for publications such as Reader’s Digest, The Globe and Mail, and The Medical Post.

Dr. Hister is the past honorary chairman of the BC Alzheimer’s Society Walk for Memories, past Volunteer of the Year for the Canadian Diabetes Association, and currently sits on the Board of Governors of the Vancouver Holocaust Educational Centre.

  1. Midlife Man Revised and Expanded

    A not-so-threatening guide to health and sex for man at his peak. Is there such a thing as male menopause? Why is testosterone so important, and what is it anyway? Can men avoid prostate cancer? Dr. Art Hister answers these and many other questions with authority and humor. Drawing on his years of experience as a family doctor, the latest scientific research and his vast knowledge of alternative therapies and using his trademark humour, Hister discusses ways of preventing diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer's and maintaining one's physical, social and spiritual vigour.

  2. A Guide to Living a Long and Healthy Life

    What is the single most important thing you can do to increase your chances of living longer and staying healthy? (Hint: It begins with E, and it’s not “Eat.”) Are the diet wars over? Have we finally discovered the “best” diet? Do you really need eight glasses of water a day? Or are four double cappuccinos just as good? If you don’t drink alcohol, should you start to? And what exactly does “moderate drinking” mean? In Dr. Art Hister’s trademark humorous style, this authoritative keynote tells you how to eat, drink, exercise, sleep, and enjoy your way to good health and long life. Common sense rules, as Dr. Hister presents a plethora of practical, down-to-earth information for anyone who cares about his or her health.

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