The Food and Drug Administration is recommending broader use of the prescription-strength fish oil Vascepa for those at risk of heart attacks and strokes. Right now the drug is being used for a narrow group of people with high levels of triglycerides, but the drug maker Amarin is looking to expand use of the fish oil for patients with lower fat levels who still are at risk of heart problems. We talk to cardiologist Dr. Brian Hardaway of the Mayo Clinic about the drug.
In April 1944, Jewish prisoners Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler miraculously escaped from the Auschwitz concentration camp and fled through Nazi-occupied Poland to find refuge in Žilina, Slovakia, where they connected with the Jewish Underground. Once safe, they recounted what they left behind. Their harrowing testimony revealed the true horror of the Holocaust to the outside world, describing in forensic detail the gas chambers and the full extent of the Nazi extermination program.
The Emmy Award-winning anthology series featuring unforgettable people, communities and moments in history returns to Arizona PBS on Mondays at 9 p.m. starting Oct. 28.
From the remarkable octopus to a river of dreams, experience compelling stories of the natural world as "Nature" returns to Arizona PBS Wednesday nights at 7 p.m.