What is RSS?  (R eally S imple S yndication )

 Use the orange RSS / XML buttons found on most all sites nowadays (our little square one, found just to your left) -to get the latest Web pages from all your favorite sites, as well as the latest news from CNN, the latest movies , blog posts, etc. into an RSS reader, for easy reading at your leisure.

-It brings your favorite parts of the Web right to you. No need to go out and check for updates all the time. No need for bookmarks!

 "RSS" means " Really Simple Syndication ." But that's just a fancy way of saying that you can keep up with all the updates to Health-Stories, or ANY website - without having to check the site  every week to see "what's new."

-When a new page or update is posted on Health Stories, it is released through RSS. Special posts and submissions from our readers are also posted as soon as they are submitted.

 This lets you find our newest stories and articles as well as any stories you may have submitted, without having to spend hours looking for them.

-RSS is pretty cool. No spam, and it's so easy to subscribe and unsubscribe. If you get tired of us or ANY feed, all you have to do is delete the feed. 

    Want to get Started?

  It's really Easy!

-Just download one of the  free  RSS Readers first. This is special software that reads the "RSS feeds" from the largest websites and news organizations right down to the smaller sites, like health stories.

 (skip down to the bottom if you prefer not to download any software)

   Free RSS Software (links open in new tab)

- Windows -RssReader :   http://www.rssreader.com/ 

- Mac -NetNewsWire : http://www.newsgator.com/Individuals/NetNewsWire/

 Follow the steps, and once you're set up, here's all you have to do ...

-Right-click  ( command-click  for Mac users) on the orange RSS icon

Select  copy link address or shortcut (ends in .xml, this is the feed url) or

("Copy Link to Clipboard" for Mac), and  paste  that URL into your RSS Reader.

   And that's it! You've subscribed to that feed.

  Don't Really Want To Download New Software?

 A lot of people prefer to view RSS feeds through their browsers. In fact, you can often have them right on your home page where you read your email.

If that sounds like you, Yahoo! and others have simple one-step solutions.

-Just click on one of their buttons (you'll see their buttons when you hover over our orange RSS icon, upper left) * Similar instructions for other sites.

 Follow the instructions after that. Easy, really simple syndication!