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Village Health Works has rebuilt a war-torn Burundian village, teaching community members who used to kill each other to instead care for one another. Seattle's global health community is on board.

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Navigating the health-care system is difficult for many patients, but perhaps the most challenging for those who are undocumented and only speak Spanish.

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In-home upgrades are supposed to help kids avoid asthma attacks, missed school days and visits to the emergency room.

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What makes or keeps us healthy often has nothing to do with what happens in our doctor's office or a hospital. Angila Griffin made this discovery a few months ago when a community health worker stopped by to check on her kids, who have asthma. Jean Figaro came armed with vinegar and baking soda. They're cleaning products, he explained.

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