This week Lori and Stephen visit with Sue Vogel, renal administrator, nephrology nurse, and board member of Renal Support Network, to discuss calciphylaxis, a condition affecting kidney patients and transplant patients.

You may be saying, “CalciphyWHAT?” Calciphylaxis (cal-si-fa-lax-sis) is a difficult-to-pronounce disease process that is very important for patients to know about. It involves a calcium and phosphorus imbalance in the body.

Listen to your favorite online radio show to learn about the signs and symptoms of calciphylaxis and what you can do about it.

You can also listen to the podcast on iTunes.

With your Hosts…

Stephen Furst Stephen Furst got his big break into movies in “Animal House,” in which he played Flounder. Stephen has also starred as Dr. Elliot Axelrod in “St. Elsewhere” and as Vir Cotto in “Babylon5.” He is a successful television and movie producer/director and a kidney patient.


Lori Hartwell is the Founder & President of Renal Support Network (RSN) and the host of KidneyTalk®, a radio podcast show. Lori was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of two. In 1993 she founded RSN to instill “health, happiness and hope” into the lives of those affected by chronic kidney disease. Lori is also the author of the inspirational bookChronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

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