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What is an RSS Feed and How do I Use It?

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

  • Medical Breakthroughs Follow Ethical Choices November 14, 2019
    Medical breakthroughs are routinely touted in the media, whether they are actual breakthroughs or promising, potential information. Press outlets often make no distinction between real, evidence-based progress that can impact patients versus wished-for projections that can influence funding of projects. Rarely are the ethical choices noted regarding use, or development, of the research. The post […]
    David Prentice, PhD
  • The Other Side November 12, 2019
    He sat there for a moment after I had finished his exam. I wondered what was keeping him in his chair. He then asked softly, “Are you a Christian?” I was a little bit stunned, as this was out of the blue, but answered, “I certainly am; are you?” The post The Other Side appeared […]
    Al Weir, MD
  • You Need Rest November 7, 2019
    “And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.” —Genesis 2:2-3, […]
    Tom Grosh IV, DMin
  • Message at Supreme Court: Constitution Protects Both Minority and Majority Viewpoints November 7, 2019
    I recently spoke outside the Supreme Court in the face of raucous protests on the day of oral arguments in a case involving transgender individuals and alleged sex discrimination, R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Speeches had resumed outside the court after a bomb scare had prompted police to clear the area. The post […]
    Jonathan Imbody
  • On the Side: November 2019 November 6, 2019
    They were young and bright and full of promise. There was so much they could do, so much they wanted to do, so much they were afraid of not doing. Where do you start when you find yourself there? You walk in the light that God has given you. The post On the Side: November […]
    Sharon Chatwell
  • Allen Roberts, MD November 6, 2019
    End-of-Life Care | Biblical Anthropology | Medical Ethics The post Allen Roberts, MD appeared first on Christian Medical & Dental Associations.
    Christian Medical & Dental Associations®
  • Marijuana November 5, 2019
    She was middle aged, chronically anxious and doing well from her past cancer. When I asked her about her weight, she replied, “I was losing weight until I started smoking marijuana.” The post Marijuana appeared first on Christian Medical & Dental Associations.
    Al Weir, MD
  • Christian Doctor’s Digest – November 2019 November 4, 2019
    In this month’s podcast, CMDA’s new CEO Dr. Mike Chupp interviews Dr. Eleanore Kue about her work serving the underserved in Michigan. Next, he is joined by Pastor John Ensor about his book regarding resources for crisis pregnancy intervention. The post Christian Doctor’s Digest – November 2019 appeared first on Christian Medical & Dental Associations.
    Christian Medical & Dental Associations®
  • Your Mind Matters To God #3: A Mind Devoted To God November 3, 2019
    “If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing…” (1 Timothy 6:3-4, ESV). “But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness, and their […]
    Carl Shank, M.Div., Th.M.
  • The Dreaded “C” Word… October 31, 2019
    “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” – Hebrews 13:8, NKJV The post The Dreaded “C” Word… appeared first on Christian Medical & Dental Associations.
    Krystal Mattox, DDS