Forced Treatment for Addicts? Governor Baker has unveiled a new proposal that would allow authorities to force drug addicts to undergo seventy-two hours of treatment, regardless of whether they consent to it or not. While some think this could be an effective tool in fighting the opioid epidemic, others are concerned that this could do more harm than good, and violates individual rights. Joycelyn Woods, Executive Director of the National Alliance on Medication Assisted Recovery (NAMA Recovery), checks in to explain why she believes this is a step in the wrong direction. Do you think authorities should be able to force addicts to undergo treatment? Call in and join the conversation!
How Technology Can Help You Live Longer! It’s pretty easy to understand how advancements in technology can help doctors diagnose and treat their patients more effectively. But our progress and innovation also presents an opportunity for patients to become more informed and involved in their healthcare. Dr. Joseph Kvedar, VP of Connected Health at Partners HealthCare, joins Dan in studio to talk about these developments and to take your calls. Call in with your questions or comments and be a part of the show!
Do You Think About Privacy While Using Social Media? So much of our interaction with each other now takes place on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. But do you ever stop and think about how much privacy you are giving up by using those services? Do you worry about privacy when you post online? Are you creeped out when you see specific targeted ads pop up that are based on something you searched for or recently purchased? Is giving up some privacy just a necessary evil that comes with the increased access and communication these platforms offer? Call in and tell us what’s on your mind!