Art Hister

Art Hister

Award Winning Physician, Educator, Author and Media Personality

Art Hister

Dr. Art Hister got his MD degree from McGill University in 1970.

He practiced as a family doctor in Vancouver from 1971 until 1991.

He became a “media doctor” in 1985, and since then has worked as a health analyst for many media outlets including the BBC in Great Britain, CBC radio and TV in Canada, Pacific Newspaper group, CKNW Radio and the Corus Network, and BCTV’s Global News, for whom he currently does weekend health news.

He has also served on the board or consulted for many organizations including Co-op Radio in Vancouver, Hip Health BC, the First Nations Health Authority, The BC Alzheimer Society, London Drugs, and the Urology Foundation at Vancouver General Hospital.

What he is most proud of, however, besides the fact that he really truly honestly was at Woodstock in 1969, is that he has been blessed with a wonderful family: His wife, Phyllis Simon to whom he has been married for 50 years (although to so Dr. Art’s surprise, the Guinness Record people haven’t called as yet), his two fabulous sons Jonah and Tim, and especially his gorgeous, talented, genius, amazingly athletic and utterly captivating grandchildren, Masha Louise, Henry Jacob, and the latest addition, 3-year-old Monty George, who proves he is indeed a direct descendant of Dr Art because he regularly announces to anyone in the vicinity that “I is a funny guy”.

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  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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