Topics That Matter To People Living with Kidney Disease
RSN’s KidneyTalk is an online bi-weekly, half-hour radio talk show featuring RSN Founder & President Lori Hartwell. Periodically Stephen Furst, television and movie actor/producer/director and transplant recipient, is her co-host. All shows (over 200 of them!) are available 24hrs a day and can be downloaded for free any time from the iTunes store.
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Living on the Bridge
Judy Weintraub has a store of knowledge, gained from experience, she would like to share with the renal community. On dialysis for more than 40 years, Judy shares with Lori her wisdom, her philosophy of life and most importantly how she has come to accept her health and cherish every moment. She is currently working on a documentary titled "Life on the Bridge," to share her story and to inspire those who may think they are in limbo to live the fullest life possible. "It's all about what you love and who you love," says Judy. Listen Now


Recent Shows

Understanding Dialysis and Blood Pressure
Have you ever been confused as to why your blood pressure goes up or down? Are you frustrated because you don’t have the faintest idea why? Sandy explains to Lori how the vascular system works, how different types of blood pressure medication work, and what you can do to help keep your BP in the normal range. The information in this interview could help you make a life-saving decision at a critical time, so you may want to take notes. Listen Now

Green Bay Packer's Football Player Goes the Extra Yard to Live
John Brockington was one of many men who ignored the warning signs of health issues until he ended up in Emergency. John played football at Ohio State and for the Green Bay Packers and was in top shape. He didn’t think his body could fail him. Diane Brockington stepped forward and was a match. Listen to their remarkable story, and how their journey led them to help others through the John Brockington Foundation. Listen Now

CrowdMed: Solving Medical Mysteries
Jared Heyman knew there had to be a better way when his little sister suffered for three years with a medical condition that could not be diagnosed. After many doctor visits and thousands of dollars in medical bills, she was finally diagnosed and given proper treatment. This was Jared's motivation for CrowdMed. Medical Detectives from around the world help people with mysterious medical problems figure out a diagnosis. Listen and learn about a new way of helping to diagnose medical problems. Listen Now

Let's Take the Kidney Wait List to Zero
Josh Morrison thought for many years about the possibility of donating one of his kidneys to help someone in need. Hear the remarkable story of how Josh came to donate a kidney to a stranger, and the insight he discovered along the way. Josh founded WaitListZero, an organization that increases living donations by addressing the educational and financial barriers faced by living donors. Listen Now

Defining Patient and Family Centered Care
A patient and family centered care environment encourages participation and engagement, and these lead to better clinical outcomes. Celeste Castillo-Lee, Program Manager at the University of Michigan, has been on dialysis for many years. In this talk with Lori, Celeste discusses moving from a system-centered model of care to a patient and family centered model, allowing the patient to take control, and improving quality of life and longevity. Listen Now

Overcoming Acute Kidney Injury
Daniel Vandenbark-Woodward was healthy and never had any signs of being sick until one day he ended up in the Emergency Room with acute kidney failure (AKI) and needed dialysis immediately. AKI is different from chronic kidney failure. You can hear Daniel tell Lori his story and learn if his kidneys recovered. Listen Now

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