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Your Health Podcast: Zombie Preparedness And Sleepy Teens

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Your Health Podcast: Zombie Preparedness And Sleepy Teens

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Your Health Podcast: Zombie Preparedness And Sleepy Teens

Your Health Podcast: Zombie Preparedness And Sleepy Teens

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The typical high school senior gets less than seven hours of sleep on school nights. But teenagers need a great deal more. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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The typical high school senior gets less than seven hours of sleep on school nights. But teenagers need a great deal more.

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On this week's podcast we're discussing what to do when zombies attack: the CDC's new disaster preparedness campaign. We also take a look at why a group of nuns wants Ronald McDonald to retire and how the company's shareholders responded to their plea.

We've also got two stories on teens and sleep. One looks at why it's so tough for adolescents to get the 9 hours of sleep they need, and the other features a panel of sleep experts who answer questions submitted by NPR listeners.

Plus, we'll discuss generic drugs and what they mean for Big Pharma. Several blockbusters are poised to go generic very soon, including one of the most profitable drugs in the history of the pharmaceutical industry: Lipitor.

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