What is RSS?

You can have the latest news from Stanford Medicine delivered automatically to you by subscribing to our news feeds. Below we will answer some common questions about the Stanford Medicine news feeds.

What is RSS?
RSS (an abbreviation for Really Simple Syndication) is a standard format used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries and news headlines. They benefit readers who want to subscribe to timely updates.
What is a news feed?
A news feed can be an RSS source or blog. When new content is published on a website, the news feed will deliver the latest content to its subscribers. Stanford Medicine's feeds will keep you apprised of the latest news from the Stanford Hospital, Outpatient Center, School of Medicine, and more.
How do I subscribe to Stanford Medicine's news feeds?
You can subscribe to Stanford Medicine's news feeds by using an RSS reader or "aggregator" such as Google Reader. To subscribe to one of Stanford Medicine's news feeds, copy and paste the URL of one of our available feeds into your RSS reader.
What is a news reader?
News readers are programs designed to read, manage and display content from RSS feeds. Some readers (like Feed Demon and Sharp Reader) may be stand-alone applications; others (like NetNewsWire and Shrook) may work with your Web browser. You can set your news reader to gather content at specific time intervals, such as every 30 minutes or once a day.
Should I use a news reader?
If you visit many Web sites on a regular basis for information, using a news reader may save you time and energy. A news reader will automatically gather and organize content from your favorite Web sites. Instead of visiting each Web site several times a day, the latest news from each site will be captured by the news reader.
My Yahoo! and Google Reader users
Click on the "Add to My Yahoo!" or "Add to Google Reader" button follow the instructions for adding the feed to your My Yahoo! or Google Reader page.
Stanford Medicine news feeds
View complete list of available Stanford Medicine news feeds.

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