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RSN's KidneyTalk is an informative, inspirational, and entertaining online, half-hour radio talk show that launched in June of 2006 with host RSN Founder and President Lori Hartwell. With Lori Hartwell, a renal disease survivor since 1958, KidneyTalk provides the audience with practical advice on how to live a full and productive life despite CKD. The show features healthcare professionals and people living successfully with kidney disease who share personal experiences in inspirational, thought-provoking interviews.

KidneyTalk - An Online Radio Show By Renal Support Network Lori Hartwell

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RSN's KidneyTalk is an informative, inspirational, and entertaining online, half-hour radio talk show that launched in June of 2006 with host RSN Founder and President Lori Hartwell. With Lori Hartwell, a renal disease survivor since 1958, KidneyTalk provides the audience with practical advice on how to live a full and productive life despite CKD. The show features healthcare professionals and people living successfully with kidney disease who share personal experiences in inspirational, thought-provoking interviews.

    2/12/2020 - A Date with Destiny

    2/12/2020 - A Date with Destiny

    Lisa Summers met Dan, on an online dating site and soon discovered she was in fact a perfect match for him. Dan learned that he had kidney disease and would need to start dialysis treatments. Lisa educated herself about kidney disease, and would go on to become health advocate for Dan, and so much more. Listen in to hear about her journey through the process, including giving the gift of life.

    2/6/2020 - What is Sodium?

    2/6/2020 - What is Sodium?

    Robin Russell, MS, RD, LD, is the Fresenius Regional Lead Dietitian at North Texas Region, Great Plains Group. Today she talks with Lori about all-things sodium. People who are on dialysis know the struggles of controlling thirst and managing fluid. Sodium intake has a lot to do with successfully keeping thirst at bay. Robin shares with Lori the difference between table salt, monosodium glutamate (MSG) and all the many other ingredients you will find in food. Listen in to learn all of this, plus some sodium free alternatives.

    12/17/2019 - Choosing and Preparing Kidney-Friendly Holiday Foods

    12/17/2019 - Choosing and Preparing Kidney-Friendly Holiday Foods

    Holidays can be challenging for those with kidney disease. Watching portion sizes and indulging in tempting treats in moderation is key. But so is keeping a focus on the enjoyable foods that are within the renal diet instead of thinking about the foods to be avoided. Lori and Lubna will discuss some delicious main course choices and sides that satisfy special dietary needs such as stuffing a turkey with apples and serving brie as a lower phosphorus cheese option. Listen in to learn all this and more and enjoy those holiday parties and meals!

    12/6/2019 - Keep on Believing

    12/6/2019 - Keep on Believing

    Americas Got Talent superstar Angelica Hale says, "Never give up and keep on dreaming. Keep on believing in yourself. No matter what you are going through, you can still achieve your dreams and reach your goals." Angelica faced several challenges as a toddler and had a kidney transplant at the age of four. She went on to win runner up in the 12th season of Americas Got Talent five years later. Like Lori Hartwell, Angelica overcame so much at a young age and yet came out on top. Listen in to hear her incredible story, and learn how she remembers to take her transplant meds and copes with life after a transplant. And dont miss her exciting plans for the future!

    11/5/2019 - Understanding and Preventing Transplant Rejection

    11/5/2019 - Understanding and Preventing Transplant Rejection

    Anyone who receives a kidney transplant has an important role to play to prevent their body from rejecting the new organ. What can you do to increase the life expectancy of your new kidney? Dr. Stanley C. Jordan is the Director of Nephrology and Transplant Immunology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a pioneering kidney transplant researcher. Lori has known him since her childhood. From the beginning of his career, he was fascinated by immunology research and wanted to understand how it could be applied to problems with transplant rejection. In this episode of KidneyTalk, Dr. Jordan delves deeply into the role of antibodies"how they affect who is able to receive a transplant and how long that kidney can remain healthy. Dr. Jordan shares with Lori what transplant recipients must do to keep their new kidney healthy. Listen in to hear about new immunology therapy and the treatment advances that can prevent transplant rejection and help people keep their gift of life.

    10/24/2019 - Hope for Treating Rare Forms of Kidney Disease

    10/24/2019 - Hope for Treating Rare Forms of Kidney Disease

    As someone who has had kidney disease since age 2 back in 1968, Lori Hartwell has witnessed many exciting medical breakthroughs throughout her life. Today she speaks with Geoffrey Block, MD, vice president, nephrology, at Reata Pharmaceuticals, about some of those breakthroughs. Dr. Block is part of a team researching a new, regenerative medicine to improve kidney function in those with rare forms of kidney disease such as Alport Syndrome, autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). Listen in to this show to hear the encouraging results of the team™s published clinical research.

Customer Reviews

mile hunter ,

Thank you

Your show is very inspirational. I’m taking my CKD more seriously. I’m loosing weight, cutting out sugar and salt as much as possible. Can you talk about salt and sugar in our diets and what we can do to reduce the intake? Love your show. Thanks, Jeff.

BUMPY-J ,

Love this show!

Lori is an inspiration and the show really has some amazing info :)

SOGLE ,

My bloodworks

These interviews are so informative for renal patients like never before.

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