Media doctor to visit

  • Nov. 25, 2011 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Art Hister, media doctor, Global TV’s health analyst, and host of A Medical Minute on CKNW is coming to Haida Gwaii. Dr. Hister will be in Skidegate Saturday Dec. 10 as a keynote speaker at the health fair.He said he’s been wanting to come here forever, and finally has the chance to come up. Dr. Hister said he’s excited to finally make the journey with his wife Phyllis. While he’s sharing the wisdom of many years in the medical field, and his natural gift of laughter, his wife will most likely be taking advantage of outdoor activities, or perhaps checking out the work of local carvers and artisans.While Dr. Hister has expertise in Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, men’s health, and cancer, he doesn’t have any specific topics he will be covering.He said he intends to go with the flow and encourages all to come with their health-related questions. He loves to hear personal stories and is most excited to know how people on Haida Gwaii are getting, and staying, healthy.”It’s easy to be active (especially on the coast) but motivation is the hardest thing”, he said, and being motivated amid winter storms could be difficult.His mission is to give people the facts and get them started on their journey to healthy living.Dr. Hister will be at the Kaay Centre in Skidegate from 10 am to 3 pm on Dec. 10. The Observer will have more details about the health fair next week.

Just Posted

Grade 9s on Gwaii Haanas trip visit “the best spot on Haida Gwaii”

Now in its fourth year, Grade 9 trip gives Haida Gwaii youth a chance to visit Tanu and Windy Bay

Live-streaming ancient undersea volcanoes in HD

16-day expedition maps SG̱aan Ḵinghlas-Bowie, Dellwood, and Explorer seamounts

A pirate party for skateboarding scallywags

With a skateboard ramp and all-islands music line-up, Saturday fundraiser gets Skate Society rolling

Tlellagraph: Connecting threads of history on Beitush Road

From Tlell to North Dakota to the Great War, history strengthens the connection to home

France doubles up Croatia 4-2 to win World Cup

Played in Moscow Russia, latest Fifa World Cup marks the highest scoring final since 1966

REPLAY: B.C.’s best video this week

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Crews battle fire northeast of Terrace

The 10-hectare fire was discovered Saturday

Northern B.C. cadet goes from English Channel to BC Summer Games

Amber Ly is taking her experience aboard the tall ship Royalist with to Cowichan July 19-22

Intertidal Music Festival back for round two

More than 20 performances throughout the day at the North Pacific Cannery on July 21

Former NHL goalie Ray Emery drowns in Lake Ontario

Police say the 35-year-old’s death appears to be a ‘case of misadventure’

Air quality statement warns of smoky air for Kamloops area

Environment ministry says area on north side of Thompson River may be affected by wildfire smoke

Pussy Riot claims on-field protest at World Cup final

Russian protest group claimed responsibility after four people ran onto field in police uniforms

Fans party on Montreal streets after French World Cup win

To city is home to nearly 57,000 French nationals

B.C. VIEWS: Making private health care illegal again

Adrian Dix battles to maintain Cuba-style medical monopoly

Most Read