Medical Mondays: What are the benefits of taking fish oil supplements?

I’ve been taking a multi-vitamin for years. But now that I’m nearing my 50’s, I want to make sure that I’m getting all of the vitamins and minerals that I need to stay healthy. My doctor recommended omega-3 fish oil supplements. What can you tell me about fish oil? Why is it so important and what ways can I benefit from taking supplements on a daily basis?