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.


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5/15/2019 - Pain Management for Those Who Have Kidney Disease

Pain can pose a significant challenge to those with kidney disease. Stephanie Johnstone is a lead social worker and consultant for the Clinical Innovations Team at Fresenius Medical Care North America. She sits down with Lori Hartwell to discuss the difficult time patients and physicians are having due to recent changes in pain management. Because opioid misuse has become a public health emergency, very careful consideration is now being made before any drug is prescribed. This can have a hard-hitting effect on those experiencing significant pain due to kidney disease. Listen in to this show to learn how to communicate with your care team to achieve the best pain management results, as well as other ways to manage pain without medication.