At age 24 Amy Silverstein developed a life-threatening condition and received a heart transplant. She survived with that heart, and wrote an acclaimed book, "Sick Girl," but 25 years later it, too, began to fail. She is now on her third heart, and has written a moving new book, "My Glory Was I Had Such Friends," about how her family and friends' support kept her alive. Lee Cowan reports.
A new report by the Veterans Affairs inspector general shows that 43 percent of the 225 patients who died between October 2014 and August 2015 at the Los Angeles VA facility were waiting for appointments or needed tests they never got. However, the report does not conclude these patients "died as a result of delayed consults." Mireya Villarreal reports.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women, but a new survey by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found it's not a top priority for women or their doctors. Cardiovascular disease causes 400,000 deaths a year, which is more than all cancers combined. Cardiologist Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the findings.
Heart disease kills more American women than cancer, yet many don't discuss the dangers with their doctors. A new report found that 74 percent of women reported having at least one risk factor for heart disease, but only 16 percent were told by their doctor that they were at risk. Mireya Villarreal reports.