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Dr. Art Hister

Healthy Living Expert

If laughter is the best medicine, then Dr. Art Hister is here to make your house call. Over the years, Art has become an expert on providing a human face to the mysteries of medical science and the health industry. Combining humour, common sense and plain language, he helps to make the often frightening and confusing world of medicine understandable to all and accessible to everyone.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Dr. Art Histers Guide To Living A Long & Healthy Life
Dr. Hister’s advice for avoiding disease and living well, now and into the golden years. Taking a straightforward approach, Dr. Hister tells you how to eat, drink, exercise, sleep, and not smoke your way to good health and long life.

Midlife Man: A Not-So-Threatening Guide to Health and Sex for Man at His Peak
Art Hister offers an informative and humorous guide for midlife men who want to make the most of these great years. Along with wittily refuting all the stereotypes about this stage, Hister explains the things you’re dying to know–the common physiological and psychological changes that occur as men age, the latest scientific research on alternative therapies, and plans for eating, drinking, and generally living healthily. At the same time, he explodes myths about disease in middle age. And women: this is for you, too–if you want to understand the one you love!

Humour in the Doctor’s Office

The Future of Medicine

  • Dr. Hister set the tone and pace first with his humorous anecdote in his opening remarks and then with his professional and witty pacing. We received many compliments and rave reviews of his presentation.

    - Co-Chair, Hygeia Awards Program
  • Delegates thoroughly enjoyed the lecture. Most were still smiling about the jokes used.

    - AMMI Canada / CFID

Summary Profile

Dr. Art Hister graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, in 1970. In 1971 he moved across the country to Vancouver to become the first full-time physician with the Pine Free Clinic, the first Canadian clinic established to deal exclusively with transient youth. Dr. Hister left the Pine Free Clinic in 1977 to enter private practice.

In 1991, Dr. Hister became a full-time media doctor. Dr. Hister has been a correspondent for CBC Newsworld and BBC Radio 5 and is currently a daily health analyst on the Morning News on Global TV in BC, a weekly contributor to Global TV’s Thursday 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.