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.
2/25/2021 - Technology to Monitor Your Kidney Transplant
There is an APP for everything. And luckily, there is one to help monitor what is needed to keep your transplanted kidney healthy. Transplant surgeon Dr. David Axelrod is the Kidney, Pancreas, Living Donor Transplant Surgical Director at the University of Iowa. He explains how to get the most from using the APP for post-transplant care. Listen in to learn how to do your part to keep your kidney healthy.
2/16/2021 - Studying the Elimination of Anti-Rejection Medications
Kidney transplant recipients deal with taking anti-rejection meds for life. Talaris is developing an alternative to immunosuppression. Nancy Krieger, MD, Talaris Therapeutics Chief Medical Officer, explains how this new treatment will work and how it differs from what is currently prescribed. She also talks about how you can learn more about the clinical trials that are available.
2/3/2021 - Paying for Dialysis or Transplant
Beth Witten, LCSW is an expert in insurance issues. She shares with Lori the basics of Medicare, what is covered and how to save money on drug prescriptions. Listen in to hear answers the most common questions people who have kidney disease have about navigating the complicated process. You don™t want to miss this show.
11/3/2020 - Snacking is Fun Again!
VidaFuel CEO Bette Parolini and her team envisioned how the gratifying experience of snacking equals the importance of nutrition. The result is delicious! VidaFuel™s innovative snacks for the renal diet include both sweet and savory options. Products also include tasty protein drinks. Things are just getting started, so expect more treats and flavors soon. If you are on dialysis and love chocolate or potato chips, or need a tasty protein supplement, don™t miss this show.
10/14/2020 - What Is Lupus?
Wendy Rodgers, M.Ed, MPH, and RSN Chairman of the Board, is a kidney transplant recipient and lupus survivor. Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease that assaults healthy tissues and organs. Males are less likely to develop the disease, but they often experience more severe symptoms. And symptoms may vary because lupus can affect different parts of the body. Listen in to learn about the symptoms and the causes of lupus, and the treatment innovations that are on the horizon.
9/30/2020 - Transitioning to Home Dialysis
Michelle Pace, RN, a kidney care advocate manager at Fresenius Kidney Care, will talk about the benefits of transitioning from in-center to home dialysis. Listen in as she explains the options that exist, and how they can add more freedom and flexibility to your diet and lifestyle.
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Education for all in the kidney failure world
Love that the topics are informative and able to be understood by any listener 🔊
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.
Love this show!
Lori is an inspiration and the show really has some amazing info :)