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checkup

A examination by a doctor, as to make sure that someone is in good health or to monitor an illness. Oh, don't worry, it was just a checkup—everything's fine. I'm doing better, but I still have to go for checkups to make sure that my cancer is in remission.

*checkup

a physical examination by a physician. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) She got a checkup yesterday. I'm going to have a checkup in the morning. I hope I'm okay.
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Michelle Vickers, CEO at The Head and Neck Cancer Foundation said:"As a nation we are regrettably unaware that our dentists can play a huge role in oral cancer detection and be routinely screening for signs of mouth cancer during check-ups."
getting people involved in actively encouraging their family and friends to the check-up points, thereby creating a movement of sorts."
Summary: SIDON: As the New Year approaches, cars in Lebanon are required to undergo check-ups to authenticate their reliability for another year of drive on the flimsy Lebanese roads.
This year over 23,000 dentists are expected to pledge their support to make free public dental check-ups available in 1000 towns and cities in India.
To register for a check-up at Newcastle's Dental Hospital, leave a name and number on (0191) 282-5000.
However, while the technology to give comprehensive check-ups exists in Mexico, many people still prefer the "don't go near a doctor until there is a problem" approach.
THE lives of thousands of diabetics are being put at risk because of a two-year waiting list for check-ups.
Health chiefs at the crisis-hit oncology unit in Glasgow yesterday admitted that "low-risk" patients had been told they must wait 12 months or longer for check-ups.
* At your check-up, your eye doctor will re-evaluate the fit of your contact lenses and observe any changes in your cornea caused by your lenses.
To be sure, the benefits of regular medical check-ups outweigh the perceived inconveniences (particularly regarding schedules) complained of by most civil and public servants in the state.
And to begin with, regardless of your age, you should undergo an initial comprehensive health check-up. Then you may follow the frequency of the check-ups as recommended by your physician based on this initial test.
DENTISTS in Shakespeare's home town are the dearest in Britain and charge nearly twice the national average for a check-up.
Thomas Faerber, after sales director at Volkswagen Middle East said: "These service clinics are a great opportunity to get our customers in the workshops for a free car check-up, where we are able to provide the peace of mind, customers expect and deserve when owning a Volkswagen."
"The fact is if you haven't experienced problems for some time and if you are looking after your teeth with a thorough oral health regime, there is no real reason why you should need a check-up every six months."
Summary: New Delhi [India], July 17 (ANI): Commemorating its 21st Founder's Day and in an endeavor to promote healthy lifestyle, Pushpawati Singhania Hospital & Research Institute (PSRI) a multi-specialty hospital here organized free health check-up camps and school wellness programme.