DAN RSS Feeds

DAN currently publishes the following RSS feeds:

What's News
Upcoming Events
Medical FAQs

What is RSS?
RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. It is an XML-based format for distributing information. You can subscribe to RSS feeds on a large number of Web sites and weblogs (blogs), and have new/updated content delivered right to you, instead of you going to get it. RSS feeds can be read by a variety of newsreaders, many of which are free.

What is an RSS newsreader or aggregator?
Quoted from Wikipedia:

RSS is a family of XML file formats for web syndication used by (amongst other things) news websites and weblogs. The abbreviation is used to refer to the following standards:

  • Rich Site Summary (RSS 0.91)
  • RDF Site Summary (RSS 0.9 and 1.0)
  • Really Simple Syndication (RSS 2.0)

The technology behind RSS allows you to subscribe to websites that have provided RSS feeds, these are typically sites that change or add content regularly. To use this technology you need to set up some type of aggregation service. Think of this aggregation service as your personal mailbox. You then have to subscribe to the sites that you want to get updates on. Unlike typical subscriptions to pulp-based newspapers and magazines, your RSS subscriptions are free, but they typically only give you a line or two of each article or post along with a link to the full article or post.

The RSS formats provide web content or summaries of web content together with links to the full versions of the content, and other meta-data. This information is delivered as an XML file called RSS feed, webfeed, RSS stream, or RSS channel. In addition to facilitating syndication, RSS allows a website's frequent readers to track updates on the site using a news aggregator.

What are DAN's RSS feeds?
DAN offers RSS feeds for information that is regularly updated, such as news, events, frequently asked medical questions and more. Each feed will include information about the selected content, plus a direct link back to each item mentioned.

How do I use RSS feeds?
We suggest that you use one of the free, web-based services mentioned below or install a newsreader that displays RSS feeds. Once you've chosen a newsreader, subscribe to any feeds that interest you by pasting the RSS URL into your newsreader or by clicking the RSS button that appears next to that feed. Then, use your newsreader to take a look at what's inside.

What if I use a web-based service like My Google, My Yahoo, My MSN, Newsgator Online or Bloglines to subscribe to RSS feeds?
Simply click the orange RSS button as you would any other link. On the resulting page, you'll find subscribe buttons for the particular RSS reader you use. If you reader is not listed, you can always cut and paste the link to subscribe.

Where can I find more information about RSS?