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- 12/6/2019
Americas Got Talent superstar Angelica Hale says, "Never give up and keep on dreaming. Keep on believing in yourself. No matter what you are going through, you can still achieve your dreams and reach your goals." Angelica faced several challenges as a toddler and had a kidney transplant at the age of four. She went on to win runner up in the 12th season of Americas Got Talent five years later. Like Lori Hartwell, Angelica overcame so much at a young age and yet came out on top. Listen in to hear her incredible story, and learn how she remembers to take her transplant meds and copes with life after a transplant. And dont miss her exciting plans for the future!
Source: Renal Support Network (KidneyTalk - An Online Radio Show By Renal Support Network)

- 11/5/2019
Anyone who receives a kidney transplant has an important role to play to prevent their body from rejecting the new organ. What can you do to increase the life expectancy of your new kidney? Dr. Stanley C. Jordan is the Director of Nephrology and Transplant Immunology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a pioneering kidney transplant researcher. Lori has known him since her childhood. From the beginning of his career, he was fascinated by immunology research and wanted to understand how it could be applied to problems with transplant rejection. In this episode of KidneyTalk, Dr. Jordan delves deeply into the role of antibodies—how they affect who is able to receive a transplant and how long that kidney can remain healthy. Dr. Jordan shares with Lori what transplant recipients must do to keep their new kidney healthy. Listen in to hear about new immunology therapy and the treatment advances that can prevent transplant rejection and help people keep their gift of life.
Source: Renal Support Network (KidneyTalk - An Online Radio Show By Renal Support Network)

- 10/24/2019
As someone who has had kidney disease since age 2 back in 1968, Lori Hartwell has witnessed many exciting medical breakthroughs throughout her life. Today she speaks with Geoffrey Block, MD, vice president, nephrology, at Reata Pharmaceuticals, about some of those breakthroughs. Dr. Block is part of a team researching a new, regenerative medicine to improve kidney function in those with rare forms of kidney disease such as Alport Syndrome, autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). Listen in to this show to hear the encouraging results of the team’s published clinical research.
Source: Renal Support Network (KidneyTalk - An Online Radio Show By Renal Support Network)

- 10/10/2019
Dr. Rafael Villicana, medical director of kidney transplants at Loma Linda Medical Center, and Lori Hartwell, are both well-acquainted with the kidney transplant process. Listen in to this show to learn about how to become listed to receive a kidney transplant. During the interview, Lori and Dr. Villicana will talk about the requirements and timelines for both living and deceased donor transplants and walk you through the process of getting the tests they require. You’ll also hear about scenarios that may prevent you from becoming listed.
Source: Renal Support Network (KidneyTalk - An Online Radio Show By Renal Support Network)

- 9/10/2019
Nephrology nursing is a unique specialty. Because kidney failure requires a great deal of maintenance, nephrology nurses really get to know their patients and often have long-term relationships with them. They learn each patients specific needs and unique indicators for when they do not feel well or are out of sorts, or when they are doing well and should keep up the good work. Tamara Kear, PhD, RN, CNS, CNN has over 30 years of experience as a nephrology nurse and has held a variety of roles within this specialty. In 2020, she will become the Executive Director of the American Association of Nephrology Nurses to help lead the future. Today Lori and Tamara discuss the role of the nephrology nurse and why Lori Hartwell admires and appreciates all they do. Nephrology Nurses week is Sept. 8 – 15, 2019. We would like to say thank you for choosing this career and for making a difference in so many lives.
Source: Renal Support Network (KidneyTalk - An Online Radio Show By Renal Support Network)

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