Originally published on Mon February 10, 2014 10:22 am
It's been a big week for distressing and important news about women and stroke.
Thursday saw the first-ever guidelines for prevention of stroke in women. They pointed out that women are more likely than men to have strokes. Young women are vulnerable because of pregnancy and birth control pills.
And when women do have strokes, they fare less well than men โ even a year later, according to a study published Friday in the journal Neurology.
Pianist Cedar Walton rode high on the cresting wave of '60s hard bop. He performed with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and in Lee Morgan's band, and was house pianist at Prestige Records. Walton died in August 2013.
In this 1980 session, he performs his tune "N.P.S." and duets with host Marian McPartland in "Lover Man."
We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and amid the Bachelor Bouquets we ordered ourselves in order to appear loved is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives โ and, this week, thoughts on music to play at a dance for nervous, flirtatious teenagers.