RSS, sometimes referred to as "Really Simple Syndication," allows iHealthBeat subscribers to access "newsfeeds" of the day's top headlines and abstracts without having to visit the iHealthBeat website.

You can easily add the newsfeeds to your newsreader (see "Reading Feeds" below for details). You can also add the feeds to a page on your website (see Terms of Use for our requirements, and see "Adding a Feed to a Webpage" for instructions).

Reading Feeds

In order to read our RSS newsfeeds, you need a newsreader, also known as a news aggregator, like Bloglines, FeedReader, My Yahoo, FeedDemon, or NewsBlur. All the newsreaders listed are free, and easy to set up. You can add one of our feeds to your newsreader by doing the following:

  1. Browse to the iHealthBeat home page and click on the RSS link in the footer.
  2. Choose a feed.
  3. Copy the URL of the new window from the browser's address bar.
  4. Paste the URL into the Add URL or Add New Channel section of your newsreader.

Adding a Feed to a Webpage

Unlike adding a feed to a newsreader, adding a feed to your webpage requires some technical know-how. To get the best results, you should have some knowledge of HTML, CSS and Javascript.

If you're not a programmer, you can use a free RSS-to-Javascript converter to generate the code necessary to add one of our feeds to your web page. A free converter is available from:

Note that we place some restrictions on use of our feeds in your webpage.
For example, we require you to display the approved graphical banner below with the feeds

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(see Terms of Use for further details).

RSS Feeds
Top Headlines
Most Popular Articles
 Perspectives
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