I write about science. health and technology, as well as the arts. I also host and produce podcasts, and am learning to produce Web video and data visualizations. My interests are wide-ranging but include fringe physics, strange animals, science fiction, music and art.
To say the election of Donald Trump came as a shock to many people, myself included, is a hilarious understatement. Not quite four months into the actual fact of the man holding office, and that sentence still smacks with the aluminum tang of cheap science fiction. In his 2014 novel The Peripheral, William Gibson touched ever so briefly, and in the abstract, on the convergence of American politics and reality T.V.
One could make the argument that all politics is, in some sense, identity politics. My sense of who I am and what my material interests are, what my place in society is, and what kind of society I want to live in, are all inextricably linked to, and might be said to constitute, my politics. Take that old saw, “All politics is local,” and shift the locus from the geographic locality to the individual person, and there you have it.
Transitioning from a fee-for-service model to value-based care can lead to massive improvements in patient outcomes in inflammatory bowel disease, including reduced hospitalizations, visits to the emergency department and relapse rates.