Biggest layoffs come from big pharma; Woman gets new trachea from her own stem cells;

> Large pharmaceutical companies posted the highest layoff numbers in 2008. FiercePharma

> A woman whose trachea had been destroyed by tuberculosis received a new one made using her own stem cells. FierceBioResearcher

> The number of ambulatory surgery centers in PA rose in 2007, and their income rose as well, according to a report from PHC4. Article

> While many health systems are being forced to lay off employees, Duke University Health System is trying to get approval from state regulators for an expansion to its cancer treatment and research facilities that would cost $235 million. Article

And Finally... You hear about dogs rescuing humans almost every day, but rarely do you hear about them shooting their owners. Article

Suggested Articles

The profit margins and management of Community Health Group raise questions about oversight of managed care insurers.

Financial experts are warning practices about the pitfalls of promoting medical credit cards to their patients.

A proposed rule issued by HHS on Tuesday would expand short-term coverage, a move Seema Verma said will have "virtually no impact" on ACA premiums.