Health Matters

Endocrinologists are doctors who specialize in glands and the hormones they make, meaning they most commonly treat diseases like diabetes, high cholesterol or blood pressure, thyroid diseases or hormonal issues.

Dr. Robert Osburn is an endocrinologist who recently joined the University of Alabama’s College of Community Health Sciences, and he says his specialty gets more important for potential patients as they age.

“An endocrine organ is a gland in the body that secretes a substance into the blood that affects something somewhere else in the body,” Osburn said.

Health Matters is produced with the help of the University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences and University Medical Center.

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