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The KidneyTalk™ Blog is authored by Lori Hartwell and special guest writers. Posts here feature personal stories and first-hand experiences of people living with chronic kidney disease and their families.

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Cool off with a Tasty Treat! Popsicles are a great refreshing treat for the summer season, but they also can be enjoyed all year long! They are good for fluid and thirst control because in measured amounts they can help rehydrate your body. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and nutritional content, but it is important to...
Click text below to read articles: Developing Patient-Reported Outcome Measures that Can Improve Kidney Care By Lori Hartwell Public Policy and Patient Choice of Dialysis Modality By Lori Hartwell Responsive Designed Interventions Are Needed to Support Positive Outcomes of Children and Adolescents with CKD By Lori Hartwell Patient and Other Stakeholder Engagement in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Funded Studies of Patients with Kidney Diseases By Lori...
Click title text below to read each PDF: August 26, 2021: 2 RSN’s Response Letter to CMS Regarding Changes to the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System and Quality Initiative Program (QIP) August 17, 2021: RSN’s Response Letter to FDA Regarding New Drug Application April 6, 2020: RSN Responds to HHS Rule that will allow people who have ESRD to join...
Kidney transplant recipients received the gift of life, yet now their lives are threatened by critical gaps in COVID-19 care. The Renal Support Network (RSN) is requesting you give our clinicians and people who have CKD, more options and more resources to deal with the ongoing pandemic and its frightening and growing dangers to the kidney disease community. The Reality...
Have you seen RSN's annual silent auction yet? Come check out the fabulous items up for grabs including music instruments signed by actor/musician Jack Black, fine art, designer jewelry, signed sports memorabilia, gift certificates and more! The auction is open until Wednesday, August 11, 2021 6pm pacific time. Renal Support Network (RSN) empowers people who have kidney disease to become...

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CHRONICALLY HAPPY by Lori Hartwell

Chronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness
A book that teaches one how to cope and life a fulfilling, joyful life despite having chronic illness By Lori Hartwell, who was was diagnosed with kidney disease at age of 2.

Available in Paperback at Amazon.com and, digital or eReader via Renal Support Network

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