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

  • Therapy Bans, APA Talking Points and Counseling Choice February 25, 2021
    A multitude of states, counties and cities have banned “conversion therapy,” usually for minors only, with efforts underway to issue a national ban for all through the so-called “Equality Act” (HR 5). Yet, “conversion therapy” is a misrepresentative, maligning and summarily ill-defined term employed as a jamming tactic to capitalize on an allusion to implicitly […]
    Andrè Van Mol, MD
  • Better Tomorrow than Today February 24, 2021
    “Preach the gospel at all times, using words when necessary.” We’ve probably heard this adage before. As Christian healthcare professionals, we may wonder and self-reflect how we’re sharing the Good News in this way. If our actions speak more loudly than our words, how are our day-to-day actions preaching the gospel to those around us? […]
    Steve Cartin, MDiv
  • When Will I Learn? February 23, 2021
    “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness, and to goodness, knowledge; and to your knowledge, self-control; and to your self-control, perseverance; and to your perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love” (2 Peter 1:5-7, NIV). Continue reading When Will I Learn? at Christian Medical […]
    Al Weir, MD
  • Christians and Conspiracy Theories February 18, 2021
    “You can’t handle the truth!” That classic line from A Few Good Men from Colonel Jessup in the witness stand became a waving flag for many. It is enticing to think we own the truth, and that those who can’t “handle” it are naïve, weak or cowardly. Delivered to perfection by Jack Nicholson, Jessup hammered […]
    Steven Willing, MD
  • COVID-19 Fact or Fiction? February 17, 2021
    A growing proliferation of blog posts, podcasts and online videos presenting confusing information regarding COVID-19 has increased over recent months. Many of these controversies are propagated by physicians speaking to large church audiences. In this blog post, I will address the most common disputes. Continue reading COVID-19 Fact or Fiction? at Christian Medical & Dental […]
    Jeffrey Barrows DO, MA (Bioethics)
  • God Jobs February 16, 2021
    “No widow may be put on the list of widows unless she is over sixty, has been faithful to her husband, and is well known for her good deeds, such as bringing up children, showing hospitality, washing the feet of the Lord’s people, helping those in trouble and devoting herself to all kinds of good […]
    Al Weir, MD
  • Let Us Be Healers February 11, 2021
    This is a non-partisan site, and this is a non-partisan blog. I have not posted opinions supporting any candidate anywhere, and I will not do so here. Continue reading Let Us Be Healers at Christian Medical & Dental Associations.
    Robert E. Cranston, MD, MA (Ethics)
  • You Could Help Reverse an Abortion! February 10, 2021
    Like me, you probably entered the medical field because you wanted to help people who were in significant need, facing challenges, and for whom you could have a substantial positive impact. You may have gone in with the goal to save lives. In healthcare, we have the privilege of helping people at some of their […]
    Eric F. Hussar, MD
  • Earning the Right to Be Heard February 9, 2021
    “Preach the gospel at all times, using words when necessary.” We’ve probably heard this adage before. As Christian healthcare professionals, we may wonder and self-reflect how we’re sharing the Good News in this way. If our actions speak more loudly than our words, how are our day-to-day actions preaching the gospel to those around us? […]
    Tracy Liang
  • A Buddhist Funeral February 9, 2021
    “And whoever lives by believing in me will never die” (John 11:26a, NIV). I had never been to a Buddhist funeral. The deceased was the father of one of my new fellows. When I arrived, my fellow greeted me and asked if I wanted to light some incense for her father. I said I would, […]
    Al Weir, MD
  • Federal Court Strikes Down Transgender Mandate, Protects Medical Judgment and Conscience February 4, 2021
    A federal court has provided protections for physicians committed to following medical evidence and conscience convictions regarding the transgender and gender-questioning patients for whom they care. Continue reading Federal Court Strikes Down Transgender Mandate, Protects Medical Judgment and Conscience at Christian Medical & Dental Associations.
    Jonathan Imbody
  • “The Race Marked Out for Us…” February 3, 2021
    “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us” (Hebrews 12:1, NIV 1984). Continue reading “The Race Marked Out for Us…” at Christian Medical & Dental […]
    Al Weir, MD
  • On the Side: February 2021 February 2, 2021
    As I have said in the past, “As wives of doctors, we are the people, who take care of the people, who take care of everyone else.” Since 2020 has now mercifully drawn to a close, I think it’s okay for us to take a moment to look back and take stock of how we […]
    Christian Medical & Dental Associations®
  • The Purpose in Pain January 28, 2021
    When my husband and I worked at a mission hospital in Kenya for six weeks in 2013, we ate dinner every evening with another volunteer doctor, an orthopedic surgeon. We often discussed the use of opioids, or rather, the seldom-use of opioids in Kenya. After a U.S. surgery, he said his patients would receive opioids […]
    Amy Givler, MD
  • Sunday Shopping January 26, 2021
    But we all, with unveiled faces, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit” (2 Corinthians 3:18, NASB). Maston was recovering from a severe cardiac insult, aggravated by his heavy alcohol history. The alcohol was […]
    Al Weir, MD
  • A Word About…Remembering January 25, 2021
    A few years ago now, our youngest son Simeon left home to attend Seattle Pacific University (SPU). Like countless parents who watch their kids step into the world and out from under wings of mom and dad, we had some not-too-uncommon concerns, I suppose. Continue reading A Word About…Remembering at Christian Medical & Dental Associations.
    Ken Jones
  • Policy Versus Politics: A Retrospect and Prognosis January 25, 2021
    A physician member of CMDA recently asked me for a perspective on the tragic temporary takeover of the U.S. Capitol and the role of politicians before and after that tumultuous event. The physician's email began, "I’m so saddened by this incident and so appalled…." I've been asked to share the response to that physician more […]
    Jonathan Imbody
  • Upside-Down-and-Backwards: Reflection and Challenge on Inauguration Day January 21, 2021
    My grandfather was a deeply gracious man. A Southern gentleman to the core and pastor of a large church, he was loving and compassionate toward everyone he met, and he was also uniquely talented at making each and every person with whom he interacted feel loved and heard. He truly cared, and he had an […]
    Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA
  • Convicted of Apathy January 19, 2021
    Have you been frustrated or angry with anything in the last year? Maybe a better question would be, “How many times have you been frustrated or angry in the last year,” because it was a doozy. Over the course of 2020, God helped me wrestle through a lot of those frustrating things. I thought I’d […]
    Christian Medical & Dental Associations®
  • It’s Not the Same January 19, 2021
    “‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the Lord” (Isaiah 55:8, NIV). His belly was still swollen, but his pain was better. He lay there reviewing his life as I stood at his bedside. “You know I was the first one in my family to graduate from college. […]
    Al Weir, MD