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.
7/6/2022 - Ouch, Urine Trouble!
Discussion about transplants and urinary tract infections.
5/2/2022 - How to Think About the Stages of Kidney Disease
Lori and Dr. Kam Kalantar-Zadeh, Professor of Medicine and Public Health at UC Irvine School of Medicine, discuss each stage and what you can to help delay the progression of the illness.
3/30/2022 - The First Spark for Kidney Transplant Science
Listen in as Edmund Lawler, a journalism teacher and author, tells Lori the story of one extraordinary visionary in the world of medical science. More than seven decades ago, Edmunds great uncle, Dr. Richard Lawler, reached beyond the science of his time to perform the first human kidney transplant ever in this country. It was June 17, 1950, when Dr. Lawler performed the groundbreaking surgery. Learn why the doctor™s effort was criticized, the outcome of the transplant and how the medical community reacted.
3/15/2022 - How to Fight the Whats for Dinner Blues
Does thinking about dinner make you want to turn and run to the nearest greasy spoon? Lori and Caitlin Harris, RD, know cooking can be daunting when you have kidney disease. Let them give you the scoop on how they make cooking fun, fast and fabulous! Their joy is contagious as they share how making even small changes in how you think about food can mean big payoffs for your taste buds and your health too! Listen in, and soon you will be on your way to serving up some of their favorite renal-friendly recipes.
2/9/2022 - Kidney Transplant Before and After: Staying listed and keeping your gift of life healthy
When you have kidney disease people who stay ahead of the game do the best. At any given time, close to 40 percent of people on the UNOS kidney transplant list are inactive. Lori and Lazaro Cherem, MD, discuss why patients become inactive and what you need to do to make sure your status is current, so you do not miss a kidney offer. A kidney transplant is not a cure and requires ongoing monitoring to ensure the kidneys health, so you never have to end up back on the transplant list. Listen to a robust conversation about the advanced testing options that are now available, and what direction doctors need to look at to avoid potential problems that may jeopardize your future health.
2/1/2022 - The Danger of Bloodstream Infections
Germs seize every opportunity to invade your body. The infections that follow can endanger your life, especially if you have kidney disease. Bloodstream Infections are one of the leading causes of death for people on dialysis. Listen in as Lori and Crystal Grate, RN, CNN, Director of Infection Prevention at Fresenius Medical Care, discuss the warning signs and what actions to take if you suspect you have an infection.
Sound advice, easy to understand, information packed.
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.