KidneyTalk - An Online Radio Show By Renal Support Network

KidneyTalk - An Online Radio Show By Renal Support Network

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 & President Lori Hartwell. With Lori Hartwell’s, 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.... Show More

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February 25, 2021
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.
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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.
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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.
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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 p...
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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 tre...
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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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Do you know the difference between a bacterial infection and a virus? Are you aware of the different symptoms of each one? And do you know when an illness is contagious? These are important distinctions that determine the precautions anyone should take to avoid contracting an illness or passing it along to others. Listen in as Michael Kraus, MD, Associate Chief Medical Officer at Fresenius Kidney Care and Lori Hartwell discuss the ...
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Assessing your kidney transplant health and making sure you keep that organ as long as possible is essential. Transplant Nephrologist Dr. Philippe Gauthier and Lori Hartwell discuss the evaluation of how doctors determine kidney rejection. Innovations in monitoring are now available that can help doctors prevent rejection so you can maintain the gift of life.
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John Butler, President and CEO of Akebia, has been involved in the field of kidney health since 1991, and has seen many innovations. He is also the elected Chair of Kidney Care Partners, the largest kidney care coalition in the nation comprised of patient advocates, dialysis professionals, care providers, researchers, and manufacturers. John feels a personal connection to the kidney community. His purpose-driven mission is to bette...
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At age 10, Valen Keefer was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease. By age 18, after spending a year in the hospital, she needed a kidney transplant. As if that was not enough, in 2016, Valens chronic sepsis led to her need for a liver transplant. Now in her 30s, Valen shares her inspiring story of survival navigating many health hurdles.
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How do you go about finding a living kidney donor? Karol Franks began her journey with advocating for a kidney for her daughter in the late 1990s. She provides insight in to what is involved in searching for a kidney and ways to get started. She shares with Lori what is involved and the steps needed to start the process of kidney donation.
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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 conti...
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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 C...
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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.
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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 ...
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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.
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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.
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Tim Atkins grew up with kidney disease. His 41 years on dialysis has not stopped Tim from visualizing his dreams and passionately pursuing them. His adventurous lifestyle, while on home dialysis, has taken him to many places. While enjoying a career in broadcast radio, Tim lived in the Virgin Islands and traveled across the U.S. in an RV with his dialysis machine in tow. Listen in to hear why home hemodialysis works so well for Tim...
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People who need dialysis often spend so much time at a clinic that they, and the staff, view each other as friends instead of maintaining a professional relationship. Eileen Rhodes, Patient Services Director at the ESRD Network 18, shares why this can lead to crossing important boundaries. Maintaining a high level of care requires everyone to stay on the same page and understand the boundaries of a patient/staff relationship. Lori ...
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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.
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