Web Content RSS Feeds

RSS stands for ‘Really Simple Syndication’. Many people describe it as a ‘news feed’ to which you subscribe for free content. RSS is a technology that is still being used by millions of web users around the world to keep track of their favorite websites and blogs.

In the ‘old days’ of the web to keep track of updates on a website, you had to ‘bookmark’ websites in your browser and manually return to them on a regular basis to see what had been added. This is still an option, but RSS feeds allow content to come to you.

What if you could tell a blog to let you know every time it is updated? This is what RSS does for you.

Then, you can add the shortcode everywhere you want (pages, posts, widgets etc):

RSS is a technology that provides you with a method of getting relevant and up to date information sent to you for you to read in your own time. It saves you time and helps you to get the information you want quickly after it was published. You don’t need an email to tell you when there is an update. You will know automatically as soon as new material is published.
It’s almost like subscribing to a magazine that is delivered to your door, RSS feeds are delivered wherever you’d like to receive it – your iPad (or tablet), direct to your email clients such as Outlook or Gmail, for example. You can then read and download transmissions offline at your leisure.
How to Use RSS
Get an RSS Reader – The first thing you’ll want to do if you would like to use a RSS is to get an RSS Feed Reader. There are many feed readers going around with a variety of approaches and features – however, an online search for "RSS Feed Reader" for the device where you’d like to receive the feed (desktop, laptop, tablet, phone) will turn up a number of free selections.
Typically the feeds work a little like receiving emails. As you subscribe to the feed you’ll see that unread entries will be marked as bold. As you click on them you’ll see the latest update and can read it right there in the feed reader. You are given the option to click through to the actual site or move onto the next unread item – marking the last one as ‘read’.
Don’t want to Use an RSS Reader? Email is still an Option
If the above explanation all just seems a little too complicated for you then please don’t worry. You will continue to receive email updates as new information is posted. Just make sure you have signed up in various areas of the CMDA website where we offer simple subscription forms for various resources, and we will send you email notifications when new content is available.

Please note: CMDA does not provide technical assistance for the use of RSS Feeds or the installation and use of RSS Feed Readers.

RSS RSS Feed: The Point Blog

  • Not Progressive, Not Conservative, But Christian September 28, 2023
    by Amy Givler, MD Whenever I hear the word “polarization,” I can’t help but think of cell division. Specifically? Anaphase, which perhaps you remember from high school biology. All the organelles have been doubled and are bunched at the edges—in moments it will split down the middle and become two cells.
    Amy Givler, MD
  • Contending as One September 26, 2023
    by Al Weir, MD We were sitting at a small table in the cheap furniture section of the hospital employee dining room, my first chance to get to know her: a young, chief of in-patient psychiatry, mother of three small children, follower of Christ—me: an old guy, chief of oncology, 50 years married, grandfather of […]
    Al Weir, MD
  • No Man is an Island September 21, 2023
    by Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA Have you ever felt like an island? Do you have days when you talk to people all day but, when the day ends, no one knows anything more significant about you than they did when it began?
    Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA
  • Oxymoronic September 19, 2023
    by Al Weir, MD He spoke of the Lord often as we addressed his malignancy, acknowledging Jesus as the one he trusted with his health. But somehow, he sidetracked us into a conversation about his sexual exploits in ways that were natural to him but too graphic for me. I was somewhat perplexed by these […]
    Al Weir, MD
  • What’s in an Age? September 12, 2023
    by Al Weir, MD I was visiting a patient in the rehab center who had undergone a knee replacement. He was fine except for the slow pace of rehab. His wife was there, vivacious, energetic, appearing far younger than her stated age, which I will not share. I asked her how they had met.   […]
    Al Weir, MD
  • On the Side: September 2023 September 12, 2023
    by Christian Medical & Dental Associations® I met my best friends from high school this summer in North Carolina. It was our third annual trip together—we have been to a couple of beaches, but this year we chose the mountains.
    Christian Medical & Dental Associations®
  • Turn Around September 5, 2023
    by Al Weir, MD “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and with all your mind and with all your strength” (Mark 12:30, ESV).
    Al Weir, MD
  • Zoom Encounter August 29, 2023
    by Al Weir, MD “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33, NIV).
    Al Weir, MD
  • AAP calls for “systematic review of evidence,” yet reaffirms 2018 gender-affirming care policy August 28, 2023
    by Andrè Van Mol, MD The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced on AAP News on August 4, 2023, “AAP reaffirms gender-affirming care policy, authorizes systematic review of evidence to guide update.”
    Andrè Van Mol, MD
  • The Conductor August 22, 2023
    by Al Weir, MD He spent a month with me as a fourth-year medical student, an Alaskan who loved the Lord.
    Al Weir, MD
  • Victims of the Sexual Revolution, Part 2: The Decline of Happiness, and the Plight of the Young Liberal Woman August 17, 2023
    by Steven Willing, MD Increasing levels of depression and other mental illnesses in Western societies have been well-described, but there are many theories as to why. In this installment, we argue that the decline of marriage is the most critical yet overlooked factor, and why the young liberal woman suffers the most.
    Steven Willing, MD
  • Of Course I Cared August 15, 2023
    by Al Weir, MD Before we could even get to his chronic leukemia, he opened the conversation, “My father passed.”
    Al Weir, MD
  • Who Do You Believe, and Why? August 10, 2023
    by Robert E. Cranston, MD, MA (Ethics) When we are attempting to think rationally in appropriate syllogistic lines, for us to draw accurate conclusions from news items we see on television, in the news and on social media, the information we receive as the input to our process must be accurate, and to a great […]
    Robert E. Cranston, MD, MA (Ethics)
  • The Unexpected August 8, 2023
    by Al Weir, MD As a physician, I was not shocked at my dear friend’s death, but I was surprised by the way I discovered it. It was clearly unexpected when I walked into his room.
    Al Weir, MD
  • On the Side: August 2023 August 7, 2023
    by Christian Medical & Dental Associations® God knows everything He is planning to bring about in our future. He is the One who makes a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. We may look around us and see nothing of that promise, but He encourages us to look anyway and to see […]
    Christian Medical & Dental Associations®
  • The Way Back August 1, 2023
    by Al Weir, MD Whatever the cause of the separation, God wants us back. He stands with open arms, running toward us, like the father of the prodigal. All it takes from us is surrender.
    Al Weir, MD
  • On the Side: July 2023 July 31, 2023
    by Christian Medical & Dental Associations® Several years ago, there was a house down the street from us that had the most amazing landscaping! Ok, I’ll admit it, I experienced a little “flower envy” every time I walked by with the dogs. I may have even sneaked a pic or two to save for when […]
    Christian Medical & Dental Associations®
  • Belonging July 25, 2023
    by Al Weir, MD “People without our Lord believe the world belongs to them or to some unnamed, unapproachable power out there. They live reactive lives, responding to the actions of fickle circumstance—making plans, and changing them as the world changes around them, hoping to steal something good and meaningful from an Olympian-like god of […]
    Al Weir, MD
  • Who Counts? Bioethics, Biomedicine and Exploitation of Nascent Human Beings July 24, 2023
    by David Prentice, PhD What defines our humanity and what it means to be a human being? Put another way, who counts? Every human life has value, no matter the age or stage of development, size, genetic or acquired characteristics or circumstances of the individual.
    David Prentice, PhD
  • Becoming Patients Ourselves July 20, 2023
    by Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA How and when did we become cynical and emotionally unengaged with our patients? And what can any of us do to fix it?
    Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA