Suit faults NYC hospitals for lack of ASL interpreter; Fewer hospitals give free baby formula;

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> Despite improvements, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said, the Department of Veterans Affairs still has substantial work to do since last year's scandal led to the resignation of then-Secretary Eric Shinseki, according to NBC Connecticut. Article

> A lawsuit filed against two New York City hospitals alleges a lack of sign-language interpreters led to a deaf man's death at home from kidney disease, according to the New York Daily News. Article

> The practice of sending new mothers home with free formula, which experts say discourages breastfeeding, has significantly declined in U.S. hospitals, according to the Associated Press. Article

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> Florida Gov. Rick Scott has asked for financial information from most of the hospitals in the Sunshine State, and many of them are telling them to go look it up himself, according to the Jacksonville Business Journal. Article

> Is it truly possible for hospitals to become more productive, providing patients with better care for less money? Apparently yes, according to recent research that examined productivity growth in U.S. hospitals that treated Medicare patients who had a heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia during 2002-2011. Article

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