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.
8/29/2023 - Dealing with Surprise Medical Bills
Have you ever had a surprise medical bill? One where you do not even recognize the name of the doctor? The No Surprises Act is here to protect you. Patricia Kelmar, a consumer protection advocate, explains what you need to know about unexpected medical bills and steps you can take to protect yourself. Listen in to hear what to look out for, how to respond and who to call if you need help.
7/25/2023 - Beyond the Scratch: Exploring Pruritus
People who have kidney disease often complain about itching. This can be a medical condition called Pruritus. Some people have a such a severe itch that it keeps them up at night. If this sounds like you or someone you love, listen in to this show to hear Nephrology Nurse Practitioner Kristin Larson MSN, RN, AGNP-BC, CNN talk about what might be causing it what treatments exist to get some relief.
6/27/2023 - David Rush: Balancing Work and Play while on the Go
Music Producer, artist David Rush was diagnosed with kidney failure and doctors told him that he would need a kidney transplant or dialysis to survive. That is when he decided to take matters into his own hands and use his platform as a music artist and producer to raise awareness for kidney disease, home dialysis and organ donation. Rush teamed up with Pitbull to create a song called All Night which became a viral hit and helped raise awareness for kidney disease and organ donation. Today we learn more about his journey, his work and how he shares his experience with Lori of doing home dialysis while keeping up with a busy work and family schedule.
5/15/2023 - Choosing a Treatment for Kidney Failure
Making decisions about kidney failure treatment options can be daunting. Your lifestyle and other considerations play a huge part in the evaluation process. Where do you start? In this podcast, Lori and Dori Schatell, Executive Director at Medical Education Institute (MEI), discuss a new tool that can help you decide which treatment best suits your needs.
5/2/2023 - Animal-assisted Therapy: Does this Benefit People on Dialysis?
In this episode, Lori is joined by Dr. Meredith Stensland, Assistant Professor of Research in Psychology at The University of Texas Health Science at San Antonio. Dr. Stensland talks about her research on pet therapy in dialysis centers and the benefits that both patients and staff can experience with this service. Puppy love is contagious, so cuddle up with your furry friend and listen along!
4/17/2023 - Navigating a Kidney Transplant: How Your Dialysis Social Worker Can Help
People on dialysis spend a lot of time interacting with their social workers. These professionals are in the perfect position to help people learn more about kidney transplantation and the evaluation process at a transplant center. Anna Rutherford, MSW, a dialysis social worker, and Lori discuss what is involved and clue you in on things you may want and need to know.
Thank you for these videos ! Always good to listen to someone who understands and has been there.
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 🔊