Medical technology site MedGadget just hosted its third annual short story writing contest, and you can read the top three winners online. The winner, "Heartless" by Evan Perriello, takes place in a future where doctors have given up on trying to cure heart disease, and have settled for a more radical preventive approach — who needs a heart anyway? The only question is... how young is too young to lose your heart? The first runner up, "Mars Rescue" by James H. Dawdy, takes you through emergency medicine on the Red Planet. Both stories are entertaining and thought-provoking, if slightly HAITE-y. All in all, though, they're smart and make you ponder the kinds of situations doctors of the future will have to grapple with. [MedGadget]