Advertisements: An Untapped Medium to Communicate Men’s Health Information
AbstractJMHspjmhAmerican Journal of Men's Health1557-98831557-9891SAGE PublicationsSage CA: Los Angeles, CA10.1177/155798831244181810.1177_1557988312441818EditorialAdvertisementsAn Untapped Medium to Communicate Men’s Health InformationPorcheDemetrius J.DNS, PhD, APRN, FAANP, FAAN11Louisiana State University, Health Sciences center, New Orleans, LA, USADemetrius J. Porche, DNS, PhD, APRN, FAANP, FAAN, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, 1900 Gravier Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA Email: email@example.com© The Author(s) 20122012SAGE PublicationsIn the United States, advertisements consist of a few seconds to several minutes of content about a specific topic that are used to inform the public regarding an issue or to promote the sale of products, goods, or services. These advertisements are generally considered commercial advertisements. In addition, political advertisements are used to promote political campaigns. Today, health-related advertisements are used to promote a specific pharmaceutical product with a health-related message associated with the pharmaceutical product. I am proposing that we extend beyond the current utilization of pharmaceutical advertisements to increase the advertisement of health-related information that promotes the adoption of positive healthy behaviors, via bill boards, public service announcements, television and radio commercials, podcasts, and tagged to email and use of social networks.Given today’s technologically advanced and connected society, we are almost always connected to some type of communication source.