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January 17, 2012 | Posted By Posted By David Lemberg, M.S., D.C.

The United States spent $2.5 trillion on health care in 2009. That's "trillion". With a "T". This expenditure represents outlays of $8100 per person and 17.6% of our gross domestic product (GDP). Exactly what are we getting for these prodigious sums? Not very much. Infant mortality, for example, is a key marker of how wisely a nation is spending its health care dollars. The U.S. ranks a dismal 41st. These statistics tell a very sad tale. Despite spending huge amounts of ever-scarcer personal dollars on health care, the key metrics for U.S. residents continue to demonstrate how badly America is underperforming.  Where are the U.S. monies actually going, if not toward developing and providing effective means of health care delivery?

The Alden March Bioethics Institute offers graduate online masters in bioethics programs. For more information on the AMBI master of bioethics online program, please visit the AMBI site.

August 5, 2011 | Posted By Posted By David Lemberg, M.S., D.C.
Dr. Vandana Shiva Navdanya
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Dr. Vandana Shiva, renowned environmentalist, is the author of Staying Alive: Women, Ecology, and Development and Earth Democracy. She is the recipient of the 2010 Sydney Peace Prize and is listed by Forbes magazine as one of the "seven most powerful women in the world".

Dr. Shiva is the founder of Navdanya, a national movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources. She leads an international movement of women working in food, agriculture, patents, and biotechnology called Diverse Women for Diversity and chairs the Commission on the Future of Food launched in Tuscany, Italy in 2002.

Dr. Shiva has been awarded the 1993 Alternative Nobel Prize and the Lennon Ono Grant for Peace.

“Dr. Vandana Shiva makes a profound difference in diverse communities, societies, and nations on a daily basis,” said David Lemberg, editor of BIOETHICS TODAY. “She is a true environmental hero, championing the rights of each and every one of us. Our conversation with Dr. Shiva focuses on a range of issues and concerns of critical importance to a global audience.”

The Alden March Bioethics Institute offers graduate online masters in bioethics programs. For more information on the AMBI master of bioethics online program, please visit the AMBI site.

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BIOETHICS TODAY is the blog of the Alden March Bioethics Institute, presenting topical and timely commentary on issues, trends, and breaking news in the broad arena of bioethics. BIOETHICS TODAY presents interviews, opinion pieces, and ongoing articles on health care policy, end-of-life decision making, emerging issues in genetics and genomics, procreative liberty and reproductive health, ethics in clinical trials, medicine and the media, distributive justice and health care delivery in developing nations, and the intersection of environmental conservation and bioethics.
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