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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

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8, 20 Ratings

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.

    5/8/2020 - Covid-19 and Organ Donation

    5/8/2020 - Covid-19 and Organ Donation

    How has Covid-19 affected organ procurement organizations (OPOs)? Are kidney transplantations and donations still taking place? Today, Lori talks with Kristine Neal, Director of Communications for South Carolinas OPO, We Are Sharing Hope SC. Listen in to this show to learn how the pandemic has altered the experiences of transplant recipients and prospective donors, and learn what OPOs are doing to help ensure the Gift of Life continues.

    4/29/2020 - Kidney Transplant Care and Well Being During Covid-19

    4/29/2020 - Kidney Transplant Care and Well Being During Covid-19

    It is a given that anyone with a weakened immune system is more vulnerable to the Covid-19 virus than the general public. If you are waiting for a kidney transplant, or have had one, you will want to listen to this informative podcast. Lori, and transplant nephrologist Dr. Rafael Villicana, Medical Director of the Loma Linda Transplant Center, have a candid conversation on what you can expect and do to protect yourself during the Covid-19 pandemic.

    4/21/2020 - Guest Host Stacy Hoblitzell learns RSNs Lori Hartwells Secrets to Success

    4/21/2020 - Guest Host Stacy Hoblitzell learns RSNs Lori Hartwells Secrets to Success

    RSN and Lori Hartwells good friend Stacy Hoblitzell takes over the helm of the KidneyTalk Podcast show today for an intriguing look into the life and inspirational kidney disease journey of RSN founder and President Lori Hartwell.

    4/6/2020 - Maintaining Emotional Balance in an Unbalancing Time

    4/6/2020 - Maintaining Emotional Balance in an Unbalancing Time

    In this time of Covid-19, healthcare professionals are very stressed, and both staff and people who require dialysis care need to be supportive of one another. To increase the supply of comfort and empathy, the executive committee of the Coalition for Supportive Care of Kidney Patients is working to get the right words to dialysis clinic personnel. Listen in to this show to learn coping mechanisms at this critical juncture to help alleviate anxiety.

    4/6/2020 - Covid-19 and Staying out of the Hospital

    4/6/2020 - Covid-19 and Staying out of the Hospital

    Now more than ever it is important to avoid a hospital stay. Some hospitals are already at or near capacity and many are concerned about shortages ahead of expected coronavirus cases. You can help yourself and your local healthcare system by making sure that you remain as healthy as possible. Learn about the most common causes of hospitalization in people requiring dialysis and what to do to stay safe.

    3/26/2020 - Kidney Diet: The Times are Changing

    3/26/2020 - Kidney Diet: The Times are Changing

    Jennifer Parker, RDN, CSR, LDN, is the Lead Dietitian at Fresenius Kidney Care. Today we learn from her about the new renal diet guidelines that are soon to be released. Jennifer and Lori discuss how you can stick to your recommended diet and still enjoy meals. Listen in to this show to find out what is back on the "good" list, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

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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