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

  • On the Side: July 2022 July 5, 2022
    by Christian Medical & Dental Associations® We were doing a residency rotation in Florida when the triplets were four. One dreary overcast Saturday we were enjoying family time even though Wade was on call. We didn’t understand that in Florida rain can turn to sun in less than a minute. That day it did just […]
    Christian Medical & Dental Associations®
  • Higher Powers July 5, 2022
    by Al Weir, MD “You shall have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3, NIV). I have never been an eloquent evangelist, but I do ask the Lord every morning, “Please help me speak to someone about Jesus today.” In the middle of my patient visits today, God said, “This is the guy.” We had […]
    Al Weir, MD
  • A “Right Now” Word June 30, 2022
    by Nicole D. Hayes Sometimes, we need a “right now” word. Sometimes, this is referred to as a “rhema word” or “God’s Word spoken to you.”
    Nicole D. Hayes
  • WPDC Pulse: June 2022 June 28, 2022
    by Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ I am sure you have heard this Scripture numerous times and can even recite it. But how often do you apply it to your life? I have been challenged to make this verse a reality in many areas of my life recently.From ill family members to home repairs […]
    Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ
  • No Insulin June 28, 2022
    by Al Weir, MD “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” (2 Corinthians 5:17, NIV). CMDA Western Regional Director Michael McLaughlin recently attended the CMDA National Convention, where he was to be honored for his decades of service. Two nights before the ceremony […]
    Al Weir, MD
  • Regretting Transition for Gender Dysphoria June 23, 2022
    by Andrè Van Mol, MD Supporters of gender-affirming therapy (GAT)—transition affirmation—are doubling down on claims that regret and detransition are rare. From state-level bills in my home state of California to national policy initiatives from the federal administration, the assertion that transitioning for gender dysphoria is all but regret free is used as a promotional […]
    Andrè Van Mol, MD
  • Authenticity, Mother Teresa and “A Really Good Apology” June 22, 2022
    by Katrina (Kate) Brouwer, DDS There was a time when some Christians felt the need to appear like they had it all together.  As though living an abundant life in Christ was a formula you just had to plug into and what emerged was someone who demonstrated equally all the fruit of the Spirit, all […]
    Katrina (Kate) Brouwer, DDS
  • The Document You Can’t Afford to Ignore June 22, 2022
    by Christian Medical & Dental Associations® If you are among the majority of Americans without a will or trust, chances are good that at least one of two “costs” have gotten in the way: time and money.
    Christian Medical & Dental Associations®
  • Step Up to the Microphone! June 22, 2022
    by Christian Medical & Dental Associations® Through good planning, you can amplify all the goodness of your life and the core values by which you’ve lived.
    Christian Medical & Dental Associations®
  • Smart and Powerful Giving June 22, 2022
    by Christian Medical & Dental Associations® Did you know there are smart and powerful ways to increase the impact of your giving—often while benefiting your family, too?
    Christian Medical & Dental Associations®
  • 3 Critical Components of a Completed Plan June 22, 2022
    by Christian Medical & Dental Associations® Your completed estate plan ensures the legacy you envision is carried out for generations to come.
    Christian Medical & Dental Associations®
  • Father’s Day June 21, 2022
    by Al Weir, MD “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him” (Luke 15:20, NIV). I had just sat down in church for our Father’s Day service when I received […]
    Al Weir, MD
  • Advocacy News for You June 16, 2022
    by Christian Medical & Dental Associations® CMDA’s Advocacy Department is focused on serving as your voice to the government, media and public on bioethical and public policy issues. Much of the grassroots advocacy efforts we take on both federal and state levels depend on your individual involvement.
    Christian Medical & Dental Associations®
  • Psychopaths in the Workplace June 16, 2022
    by Steven Willing, MD Over the years, countless healthcare professionals have shared touching stories of mentors who encouraged and inspired them at early stages of their training. Such accounts motivate us to “pay it forward” and serve in that role for the next generation.
    Steven Willing, MD
  • Too Deep June 14, 2022
    by Al Weir, MD “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience” (Colossians 3:12, NIV). I received this text early last week. “Dr. ____, Can I come see you today? I’m throwing up and my stomach hurts. And my brother just shot himself in front […]
    Al Weir, MD
  • For Him, From Him, Through Him June 9, 2022
    by Liz Flaherty I graduated from dental school a couple of weeks ago. This moment was what I had viewed for a long time as the precipice, the ultimate, the “everything I was working for” for 12 straight years. I say 12 years because even in high school I was a three-sport athlete involved in […]
    Liz Flaherty
  • Conscience, Rights and the Social Imaginary June 9, 2022
    by Robert E. Cranston, MD, MA (Ethics) At the time of this writing, the official U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the possible overturn of Roe v. Wade is still pending. The contents of the leaked Samuel Alito document stating that the right to an abortion is not ensconced in the Constitution is still in draft […]
    Robert E. Cranston, MD, MA (Ethics)
  • Prayer List June 7, 2022
    by Al Weir, MD “With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people” (Ephesians 6:18b, NIV). I’m not sure how God places people on my prayer list. Often, I pray for those whom I have not seen or heard speak in a very long time and come near […]
    Al Weir, MD
  • On the Side: June 2022 June 2, 2022
    by Christian Medical & Dental Associations® One day, a mole decided life underground wasn't his thing. Ready for something new, he found a folded lawn chair in a driveway and thought, yes, this was his best next step. So he moved in.
    Christian Medical & Dental Associations®
  • Medical Errors and the Gift of Grace June 2, 2022
    by Kathryn Butler, MD In a conclusion to a case that has gripped the nation, on May 13, 2022 a judge in Tennessee sentenced former nurse RaDonda Vaught to three years’ probation with a judicial diversion, rather than a maximum sentence of 8 years in prison, for clinically negligent homicide.
    Kathryn Butler, MD