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Matthew Walker on why sleep health is the "elixir of life"

New data suggests lack of sleep early in life can raise the risk of heart disease later. Research published in Pediatrics connects insufficient sleep in young teens to cardiac risk factors, including high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol and obesity. In the book, "Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams," Matthew Walker says sleep is underestimated as a prevention of disease. Walker, director of the Center for Human Sleep Science at the University of California-Berkeley, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the importance of sleep.

Arizona pharmacist refuses to fill woman's prescription to end pregnancy

An Arizona woman is putting a public spotlight on a Walgreen's pharmacist who she says wouldn't give her a prescription to end her pregnancy. Nicole Arteaga says her doctor prescribed the medication after determining she would have a miscarriage, but the pharmacist told her he couldn't do it for ethical reasons. The company said in a statement: "Our policy allows pharmacists to step away from filling a prescription for which they have a moral objection. At the same time, they are also required to refer the prescription to another pharmacist or manager on duty to meet the patient's needs in a timely manner." CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the case.

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