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

  • SOCE Reduces Suicidality in a New Study June 24, 2021
    What if another study came to print asserting that sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE) constituted harmful stressors to sexual minorities? What if a published letter to the editor in the same journal exposed gaping holes in the assessment? What if a reanalysis of the original study “in the strongest representative sample to date of sexual […]
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  • Trapped June 23, 2021
    “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there” (Psalm 139:7-8, NIV). I reached the hospital this morning at 6:30 a.m. and walked to my usual elevators. A crowd […]
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  • Avoiding the Cliffhanger: How Your Will Reveals What Matters Most June 21, 2021
    Cliffhangers might be an amusing way to end a novel or sitcom, but it’s hardly the way to conclude your own life’s story. Yet, this is exactly what will happen if you don’t complete or communicate your estate plans. Your loved ones will face the ultimate “cliffhanger.” Without completing and sharing your will or trust, […]
    Christian Medical & Dental Associations®
  • Knowing the Will of God June 17, 2021
    How do you ascertain God’s will for your life? This is one of the greatest existential questions asked by followers of Christ, the young in particular. It is also one of the most profoundly misunderstood. We may be taught that there is a divine roadmap for our lives, known to God yet unknown to us. […]
    Steven Willing, MD
  • Over-blessed June 16, 2021
    “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked” (Luke 12:48b, NIV). I was riding to church this morning with my wife driving and Christian music on the radio. It was a beautiful day, and I was grateful […]
    Al Weir, MD
  • True Humility in Jesus June 15, 2021
    In the process of becoming dental professionals, we have amassed a collection of academic and professional achievements under our belt. Along the way, we’ve probably been told how capable and talented we are and praised for our varied accomplishments. Continue reading True Humility in Jesus at Christian Medical & Dental Associations® (CMDA).
    Tracy Liang
  • Identifying Healthcare Professionals Who May No Longer Be Able to Care for Patients June 10, 2021
    As Christian healthcare professionals, God has granted us the high privilege and responsibility of serving others through healthcare. Part of this responsibility is that of maintaining clinical knowledge and skill in order to provide high quality care to our patients. If we lose some of our skills due to trauma, physical or mental illness, or […]
    Robert E. Cranston, MD, MA (Ethics)
  • Evidence June 8, 2021
    I sat on his bed, my arm around him. I had once been his doctor, but he called me to come as friend. He is a deeply devoted follower of Christ who was going through a rough time in his illness, thinking that he soon might be leaving this world. “I have been so blessed […]
    Al Weir, MD
  • On the Side: June 2021 June 3, 2021
    The snowstorm out my window made a rainbow of white as we towed our 23-foot travel trailer down the mountain pass. We hoped all would stay in order: truck first, trailer second. Ironically, in those white-knuckle moments, I was telling my medical man what the Lord had been teaching me recently—to hold loosely. Continue reading […]
    Christian Medical & Dental Associations®
  • Trust in Public Health June 3, 2021
    WND recently published my op-ed designed to highlight the benefits of trusted doctors and faith-based organizations communicating on public health issues. I also noted what I considered to be several significant failures of government public health messaging. Continue reading Trust in Public Health at Christian Medical & Dental Associations® (CMDA).
    Jonathan Imbody
  • A Word About…Choices June 1, 2021
    I spend more than a little time in my role as a professional coach talking to Christian healthcare professionals. I talk to some of them over coffee in the town where I live; I talk to others on the phone or perhaps on a Zoom call. As a pastor and coach who sort of specializes […]
    Ken Jones
  • The Scarlet Thread June 1, 2021
    “Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come…” (Mark 13:35, NIV). Continue reading The Scarlet Thread at Christian Medical & Dental Associations® (CMDA).
    Al Weir, MD
  • The World in Need May 27, 2021
    When John Donne wrote “No Man Is an Island,” he was lying on his sickbed, thinking, perhaps, it would be his deathbed. When he heard the church bells tolling for a person recently deceased, it got him thinking. His life­—everyone’s life—was diminished by the death of that unknown person. We are all connected. Continue reading […]
    Amy Givler, MD
  • How Generous Christians Save Taxes May 26, 2021
    Savvy Giving Options You Should Know Care to know a secret? Generous Christians just like you are giving to CMDA in savvy ways that have tremendous kingdom impact AND reduce their taxes! Continue reading How Generous Christians Save Taxes at Christian Medical & Dental Associations® (CMDA).
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  • The Cure for Your Real Estate Headaches May 26, 2021
    Reduce Taxes and Burdens by Giving Property Sometimes the cost and hassle of owning real estate outweighs the benefits your property once offered. Can you relate to any of these ownership headaches? Continue reading The Cure for Your Real Estate Headaches at Christian Medical & Dental Associations® (CMDA).
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  • The One Thing that Keeps Us from Gloating May 26, 2021
    For many, the iconic, self-made millionaire is the epitome of American life. The familiar, if not trite, mantra goes something like this: “Work harder than everyone else now and collect your millions later.” Continue reading The One Thing that Keeps Us from Gloating at Christian Medical & Dental Associations® (CMDA).
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  • On Faith and Fear May 25, 2021
    During a recent urgent care shift, a young welder presented with a metal foreign body in his eye. If you work in emergency medicine, urgent care or ophthalmology, or if you weld yourself, you are already aware of this occupational hazard. I was not aware of it prior to starting work in urgent care, but […]
    Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA
  • 169 Pounds May 25, 2021
    “If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the son of God, God lives in them and they in God” (1 John 4:15, NIV). Her husband was my patient, and we were discussing her role as his caregiver. “I walk 10 miles a day,” she said. “I used to weigh 280 pounds and I am now down […]
    Al Weir, MD
  • Learning from Others May 18, 2021
    What has your experience with mentorship been like? I have had the privilege of being both mentor and mentee with the CMDA Dental Residency [+] program. It has been a wonderful experience learning the different ways mentorship can happen. Before going through the program, my idea of mentorship was very unimaginative. All I really heard […]
    Jennifer Wade, DDS
  • No Time for Complacency, Speak Up for Ethical Science May 18, 2021
    Well, that didn’t take long. As predicted, the parade of challenges to human dignity and human life discussed not long ago has already started to come to pass. Continue reading No Time for Complacency, Speak Up for Ethical Science at Christian Medical & Dental Associations® (CMDA).
    David Prentice, PhD