Top stories in health and medicine, January 29, 2013

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1. Patients Suffer if Hospitalists Overworked. Many attending physicians said they feel overburdened to the point where it has a negative impact on patient assessments, satisfaction, and possibly safety outcomes.

2. Heart Disease, Cognitive Decline Linked in Women. Heart disease in older women tripled their likelihood of mild cognitive impairment.

3. Patients May Say Turn Off ICD at End of Life. Most patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) said they would be willing to have the devices turned off in certain situations towards the end of life.

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