Make sure you book an appointment to see your doctor for regular checkups and practice pro-active healthcare. “Wellness exams should be conducted at least once every 12 months,” according to CURE Concierge’s Dr. Lisa Benya. “Be sure your exams include a urinalysis test, a chemistry blood panel (testing for a host of bodily functions), and in many cases an EKG, X-rays, and ultrasounds. These physicals are essential to monitor for a potential issue before things get out of hand. People over 50 also need to establish a baseline for colon cancer with a colonoscopy. On an annual basis, women over 40 need to go for a mammogram and pelvic exam." Prevention is the best medicine. Inquire about a CURE Membership, call 310-456-1458.