Why should we care about healthspan? Caring about extending the well-being period of one’s life should be intuitive – if one is past their health span, it means they are chronically sick, often with a degenerating condition.
Titled the “City of Health,” and serving as an ecosystem dedicated to promoting health, Sheba regards it as its duty to help patients across the globe maintain their health for as long as possible. With this in mind, a new Healthy Longevity Center is being established and is expected to be opened by September 2023.
This new Longevity Center is the initiative of Prof. Tzipi Strauss, Director of Neonatology and pediatric physician at Sheba Hospital. “When I was 47 I began having issues with sleep,” shared Prof. Strauss. I started reading about menopause and about 20-30% of women suffer from sleep issues. That’s when I got the longevity bug.”
Multidisciplinary experts from internal medicine, endocrinology, gynecology, geriatrics, and brain science will constitute the center’s advisory board.
This center will focus on cognitive aspects, sleep, frailty, and menopause. “We found these four aspects are really connected to longevity.”, explains Dr. Strauss, “and, if you treat all of them you can really influence the way you age.”
Unlike other healthcare centers, the healthy longevity center will not focus on reactive or preventative medicine – it is proactive medicine which is a new concept in the medical realm.
What will it entail?
Individuals over the age of 40 will be eligible to receive the center’s treatments.
A visit to the center will last about 4.5 hours, with all tests and treatments conducted under one roof. Following that, the individual will be sent home with a sleeping monitor, asked to complete a questionnaire and to return after 3-4 weeks. After all the data has been collected, a multidisciplinary discussion will be held and the team will recommend a course of action and schedule follow-ups.
The Future of Our Patients’ Health
Sheba Medical Center, ranked by Newsweek among the World’s Top 10 Hospitals for the past four years, is an international leader in medical innovation, collaborating with health centers around the globe to develop groundbreaking techniques and life-saving treatments.
As a global healthcare leader, devoted to the well-being of people around the world, Sheba understands that the wish to enjoy longevity must be accompanied by good health, and will continue making ongoing efforts in that pursuit.