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KARE 11 to Air Health Special

Cutting Edge: Attacking Heart DiseaseWednesday, October 26th at 7pm (October 24, 2011)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- (Marketwire) -- 10/24/11 -- Join KARE 11's Julie Nelson on Wednesday, October 26th at 7pm as she hosts a special one-hour look into the nation's number one killer of both men and women over the age of 50: heart disease.

Nearly 85 million Americans have early symptoms, and there over a million heart attacks each year.

Yet in many cases, heart disease can be prevented.

Are you at risk? Learn what you can do now to help reduce your chances of developing heart problems. You'll see state-of-the-art surgeries being done at the world's top medical facilities, and the latest in intervention treatments and early diagnosis.

There will also be a simultaneous live online chat on edge produced by MedCity Media. The chat will include doctors and medical experts who will respond to viewers' questions and experiences as they watch the show.

KARE 11 News will produce a companion series of targeted news stories October 24th - 26th in all newscasts. The stories will focus on the latest breakthroughs in heart health in the Twin Cities and include special live interviews with heart specialists.

Cutting Edge: Attacking Heart Disease is the third and final of the prime-time health specials produced and aired by the Gannett Broadcast division. The first two specials, Cutting Edge: Fighting Fat and Cutting Edge: Beating Breast and Prostate Cancer, aired across 22 stations in 19 markets.

About Gannett: Gannett broadcast stations are: W*USA, Washington, DC; WXIA, Atlanta; WTSP, Tampa-St. Petersburg; KARE, Minneapolis; WKYC, Cleveland; KPNX, Phoenix, KNAZ, Flagstaff and KMOH, Kingman; K*USA, Denver; KTVD, Denver; KXTV, Sacramento; KSDK, St. Louis; WZZM, Grand Rapids, MI; WGRZ, Buffalo, NY; WFMY, Greensboro, NC; WTLV and WJXX, Jacksonville, FL; KTHV, Little Rock; WBIR, Knoxville, TN; WCSH, Portland, ME; WLTX, Columbia, SC; WMAZ, Macon, GA; & WLBZ, Bangor, ME.

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 100 million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties. Our portfolio of trusted brands offers marketers unmatched local-to-national reach and customizable, innovative marketing solutions across any platform. Gannett is committed to connecting people -- and the companies who want to reach them -- with their interests and communities. For more information, visit

Mandy Whiteside

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