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.

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