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

  • First Do No Harm November 24, 2020
    I got to hear Philip Yancey, one of my long-standing heroes of faith, speak in person a few weeks ago. My college-age daughter and I attended a conference (which, lest you are concerned, was sparsely attended, socially distanced and masked) where he spoke to a group of about 100 people. The minute I received the […]
    Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA
  • Hard Teaching November 24, 2020
    “On hearing it, many of his disciples said, ‘This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?’ ...From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him” (John 6:60-66, NIV 1984). Continue reading Hard Teaching at Christian Medical & Dental Associations.
    Al Weir, MD
  • A Plea to Our Churches November 19, 2020
    The daily rendering of the news informs us that the rate of COVID-19 infections is skyrocketing. The time it takes for the U.S. to accumulate one million cases has dropped from 44 days to just seven days. The pandemic has not only arrived; it is hitting with hurricane force and has reached a crisis point. […]
    Jeffrey Barrows DO, MA (Bioethics)
  • A Gospel Rhythm November 17, 2020
    “But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith” (1 Timothy 6:11-12, NIV 1984). Continue reading A Gospel Rhythm at Christian Medical & Dental Associations.
    Al Weir, MD
  • Ethical Science at Warp Speed November 16, 2020
    COVID-19 has brought many challenges to us all—medical, ethical, societal. It has also intensified and sharpened the focus of some ongoing bioethical challenges, especially regarding fetal tissue research and the related topic of abortion-derived cell lines and vaccine production. We looked at both of these issues in the spring of 2020, early in the COVID-19 […]
    David Prentice, PhD
  • The Method Behind the Madness November 16, 2020
    One of the most frequently asked questions from people considering coaching is about the “process,” or about what it looks like to work with a coach. Because thousands of individuals have decided they are coaches because they have a particular expertise or experience in a specific area (i.e. sports coaches, writing coaches, even life coaches), […]
    Ken Jones
  • Another in the Fire1: Addendum November 10, 2020
    “If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if he does not…” (Daniel 3:17-18, NIV 1984). Continue reading Another in the Fire1: Addendum at Christian Medical & Dental Associations.
    Al Weir, MD
  • U.S. Sends Shot Across Bow of UN, WHO with Multilateral, Pro-Life Health Declaration November 5, 2020
    "At stake in this battle is the funding and prevalence of abortion, influencing societal views on abortion and securing or losing conscience freedom for pro-life healthcare professionals." At a signing ceremony in Washington, D.C. on October 22, 2020, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex […]
    Jonathan Imbody
  • On the Side: November 2020 November 4, 2020
    In a few days, we will be voting on who will be the President and Vice President for the coming four years. To say that this is important to us all is an understatement. It is not only important to the United States of America, but it is also important to the entire world, especially […]
    Christian Medical & Dental Associations®
  • Another in the Fire November 3, 2020
    “If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if he does not…” (Daniel 3:17-18, NIV 1984). Continue reading Another in the Fire at Christian Medical & Dental Associations.
    Al Weir, MD
  • Go to God First November 3, 2020
    To reduce no-shows and late cancellations by getting three critical matters right from the start and to get them in the appropriate order.  Otherwise, who knows what will happen.  Continue reading Go to God First at Christian Medical & Dental Associations.
    Jennifer Wade, DDS
  • The Filter of Human Rights October 29, 2020
    As the 2020 election draws near, I’ve been contemplating the underlying reasons some of my family members will likely vote differently than me in this election. They believe the core Christian doctrines and affirm the Bible as the Word of God. They passionately seek to follow after the Lord in all they do. Yet, when […]
    Jeffrey Barrows DO, MA (Bioethics)
  • Getting Out of Purgatory October 27, 2020
    “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9, NIV 1984). Continue reading Getting Out of Purgatory at Christian Medical & Dental Associations.
    Al Weir, MD
  • Overcoming the Bombardment of COVID-19 October 22, 2020
    Carpet bombing, also known as saturation bombing, is a large area bombardment done in a progressive manner to inflict damage in every part of a selected area of land. The phrase evokes the image of explosions completely covering an area, in the same way a carpet covers a floor. Continue reading Overcoming the Bombardment of […]
    Doug Lindberg, MD
  • Ministry and Dentistry: No-Shows and Late Cancellations October 20, 2020
    To reduce no-shows and late cancellations by getting three critical matters right from the start and to get them in the appropriate order.  Otherwise, who knows what will happen.  Continue reading Ministry and Dentistry: No-Shows and Late Cancellations at Christian Medical & Dental Associations.
    Steve Cartin, MDiv
  • Seven to Two October 20, 2020
    “But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, ‘You are my God.’ My times are in your hand” (Psalm 31:14-15, ESV). It is always nice to see God’s successes when you’re an oncologist. On his recent evaluation, Rob Fortner demonstrated no trace of myeloma. We had treated him with standard chemotherapy followed by an […]
    Al Weir, MD
  • A Word About Blessed Events October 19, 2020
    Because October is Down Syndrome Month … A Word About Blessed Events Everyone knows that phrase: A Blessed Event.          A blessed event is what happens when a baby is born.         A blessed event occurs when that familiar sound splits the air,                 And a neonate cries for the very first time, And an […]
    Ken Jones
  • Victims of the Sexual Revolution October 15, 2020
    Too often, it seems, Christians engaged in culture are fighting yesterday’s battle. Probably, most who are engaged in apologetics still believe the worldview of secular culture is premised upon values of tolerance and moral relativism. We are way beyond that. Having emerged victorious (according to some) in the “culture wars,” tolerance and “rights-speak” are no […]
    Steven Willing, MD
  • Jars of Clay October 13, 2020
    “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us” (2 Corinthians 4:7, NIV 1984). He walked into the room with a smell that preceded him. Short, thin, with a scraggly gray beard, he looked like a homeless addict who had neglected his […]
    Al Weir, MD
  • Brief Reflections on My Recent Education in American Racism October 8, 2020
    CMDA’s Board of Trustees recently created the R2ED Team, which is a taskforce focused on racism and reconciliation, equality and diversity. As followers of Christ, we want to see persons of all colors and ethnicities blessed by the gospel of Christ and involved in the work and ministry of CMDA as much as possible. Continue […]
    Robert E. Cranston, MD, MA (Ethics)