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

  • Hannah’s Tears October 19, 2021
    “For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes” (Revelation 7:17, NIV). Hannah’s father was young and healthy, so he chose not to take the COVID vaccine. He nearly died in his […]
    Al Weir, MD
  • Falling Well October 12, 2021
    “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love” (2 Peter 1:5-7, NIV). I was meeting with a group of young healthcare professionals prior to training them on […]
    Al Weir, MD
  • When Nice Isn’t Nice October 11, 2021
    As Christians in our present society, we feel responsibility to represent our heavenly Father who created us in His image and called us to be His children, the human signposts pointing all those around us to Him. What does this look like in our lives as Christian healthcare professionals in the public square? Continue reading […]
    Tracy Liang
  • On the Side: October 2021 October 6, 2021
    I recently found a love note from a young wife to her medical student spouse. I’ll warn you; it’s mushy with ignorant glee. See for yourself:   “I love you. I’d love you the same if you were a park ranger. I’d love you the same if we had nothing because even then, we would […]
    Christian Medical & Dental Associations®
  • Mexican Train October 5, 2021
    “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear…” (Matthew 6:25, NIV). One of my Christian friends is dealing with cancer in remission. I often advise him, and I regularly pray for him. Last week he leaned over a church […]
    Al Weir, MD
  • Born to Die to Self October 4, 2021
    “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23, NIV). “Many trains arrive at your station; treat them good whether they stay or leave!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan, Contemporary Turkish playwright In several states this year, and most […]
    Nicole D. Hayes
  • Finding the Center September 28, 2021
    “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” (Philippians 2:4, ESV). My clinic morning was surreal. Every oncology patient I saw was doing well. Every cancer was responding to therapy. All felt good. I had never batted 1,000 like this before. And then, one 88-year-old […]
    Al Weir, MD
  • If Possible, So Far As It Depends on You September 24, 2021
    Last week, a friend asked me, as a family physician knowledgeable about COVID-19, to speak to a group she belongs to of community leaders, here in northeast Louisiana. I spoke about the current status of COVID infections in our area and the need for vaccination. The vaccination rate is low in our area—currently only 37 […]
    Amy Givler, MD
  • The Long Shot That Paid: Three Tax-Wise Reasons to Give Cryptocurrency September 24, 2021
    Some investors take a long shot with a small amount of their money—and every once in a while, it pays off. If you were among those who took a chance on Bitcoin, Ethereum or other cryptocurrency a few years back, you’ve probably seen some extraordinary gains. So, now what? Continue reading The Long Shot That […]
    Christian Medical & Dental Associations®
  • Who’s That in the Spotlight? – Living Rich Toward God September 24, 2021
    You know this person. We all do. No matter the conversation, they always steer the topic back to themselves. It’s predictable. Annoying. Sad. Continue reading Who’s That in the Spotlight? – Living Rich Toward God at Christian Medical & Dental Associations® (CMDA).
    Christian Medical & Dental Associations®
  • Blessing CMDA Through Your IRA: A Smart and Satisfying Solution for Seniors September 24, 2021
    Many generous seniors bless the ministry of CMDA by giving directly from their individual retirement accounts. For those who qualify, IRA gifts offer a convenient, cost-effective and powerful way to bring the hope and healing of Christ to the world through healthcare professionals. Continue reading Blessing CMDA Through Your IRA: A Smart and Satisfying Solution […]
    Christian Medical & Dental Associations®
  • Three Big Gifts That Won’t Break the Bank September 24, 2021
    Considering a year-end gift to CMDA? Here are three tax-wise options that allow you to give in a substantial way without affecting your cash flow. Continue reading Three Big Gifts That Won’t Break the Bank at Christian Medical & Dental Associations® (CMDA).
    Christian Medical & Dental Associations®
  • On Faith and Excellence September 22, 2021
    My kids have attended a classical, Christian school for many years. While we love the school for several reasons, its academic rigor set it apart from the several other schools we considered when making the decision to move our kids there 16 years ago. Other schools offered personal attention, others had great mission statements, others […]
    Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA
  • No Wasted Miracles September 21, 2021
    “Jesus did not let him [go with him], but said, ‘Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you’” (Mark 5:19, NIV). His broken neck was doing okay today with adequate pain meds. The cancer that had once been […]
    Al Weir, MD
  • A Doctor’s Vacation III September 15, 2021
    “…‘Teacher, we know that you are a man of integrity. You aren’t swayed by others, because you pay no attention to who they are…’” (Mark 12:14, NIV). My wife dropped me off at Panera so I could catch up on my medical email while on vacation. She decided to fill our car with gas while […]
    Al Weir, MD
  • The Ethics of the SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines Revisited September 15, 2021
    In the spring 2021 edition of CMDA Today, CMDA published an article that examined the ethical basis for taking a COVID-19 vaccine. The goal of the article was to reassure CMDA members of the good reasons to utilize the COVID-19 vaccines produced in the last year. Since the article’s publication, several members have written with […]
    Jeffrey Barrows DO, MA (Bioethics)
  • Responsibility and Freedom in the Time of COVID September 8, 2021
    In a weekly column on Sunday, August 29, Evangelical attorney David French declared “It’s Time to Stop Rationalizing and Enabling Evangelical Vaccine Rejection.” Is that really a thing, you may ask? There certainly is some evidence for that. Among those who have already been vaccinated against COVID-19, white Evangelicals trail the national average by 10 […]
    Steven Willing, MD
  • A Doctor’s Vacation II September 7, 2021
    Family vacations for doctors can be disorienting, at least for me. There is often a mental and emotional chasm separating the intensity and profundity of practice and the environment into which a vacation throws me. Continue reading A Doctor’s Vacation II at Christian Medical & Dental Associations® (CMDA).
    Al Weir, MD
  • On the Side: September 2021 September 2, 2021
    The census taker arrived just as Wade was pulling in from a long stretch at the hospital. He told me to go on doing what I was doing—cooking supper with three toddlers at my ankles—and he would answer the questions. When the census taker asked Wade how many hours he had worked the week before, […]
    Christian Medical & Dental Associations®
  • A Doctor’s Vacation 1 August 31, 2021
    Family vacations for doctors can be disorienting, at least for me. There is often a mental and emotional chasm separating the intensity and profundity of practice and the environment into which a vacation throws me. Continue reading A Doctor’s Vacation 1 at Christian Medical & Dental Associations® (CMDA).
    Al Weir, MD