Modern medicine has increased life expectancy. However, healthspan expansion has not increased at the same rate due to chronic diseases, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, and dementia.

Known as the “City of Health,” and serving as an ecosystem dedicated to promoting care, Sheba sees as its primary mission to ensure that healthspan goes hand in hand with life expectancy. With this in mind, a new Healthy Longevity Center is being established, and is expected to be opened by September 2023.

The new Longevity Center is an initiative of Prof. Tzipi Strauss, Director of Neonatology and Pediatric Physician at Sheba. The advisory team consists of experts in internal medicine, endocrinology, psychogeriatrics, menopausal gynecology and brain scientists.

Focus areas for the center will include 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.” It is not reactive or preventative medicine – it is proactive medicine, which is a new concept in the medical realm.

The Process

Anyone over the age of 40 can sign up. The visit will last 4.5 hours, and it is a one-stop shop. The individual will then be sent home with a sleeping monitor, asked to complete a questionnaire, and to return after 3-4 weeks. A multidisciplinary discussion is held after all the data has been collected. Recommendations will be made, and follow-ups will be scheduled.


Sheba Medical Center, ranked by Newsweek among the World’s Top Hospitals for the past five 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, at Sheba we are dedicated to staying ahead of the curve, be it for the aftermath of an emergency, the future development of chronic health problems, or the overall health of our patients over time.

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