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Dr. Mangoni discussed on ABC TV in Los Angeles on 7/11/16 the dangers of teen use of e-cigarettes
with health reporter, Denise Dador.
Dr. Mangoni discussed on ABC TV in Los Angeles on 2/4/16 the dangers of teen use of e-cigarettes with
health reporter, Denise Dador.
Dr. Mangoni discussed on ABC TV in Los Angeles on 12/23/15 with health reporter, Denise Dador, the
unnecessary need for protein supplementation for athletes and their possible adverse effect
on the kidneys.
Dr. Mangoni discussed with reporter, Denise Dador, the American Academy of Pediatrics preventive
health care screening changes. The interview was aired 12/7/15 in the southern California area
on ABC TV.
Dr. Mangoni discussed on ABC TV in Los Angeles how he mentored an adolescent, Louis Briones, who
is planning to become a pediatrician. This was seen on 9/19//2013 and willl also air on 9/22/13 in
Los Angeles during the news between 8-9 AM locally or the "Live" ABC TV website.
Dr. Mangoni discussed the dangers of the "cinnamon challenge" performed by children and adolescents.
Placing cinnamon in their mouth has led to breathing problems and lung scarring along wih
hospitalizations. This interview aired on 4/22/13 on ABC TV and he was interviewed by reporter,
Dr. Mangoni was interviewed on 1/2/13 by Denise Dador of ABC TV regarding the disease, RSV, and how it can
seriously affect infants. This disease can cause serious breathing problems in infants.
Dr. Mangoni discussed on 11/29/12 the use of PLAN B contraception on ABC television. He was interviewed
by ABC's Denise Dador.
Dr. Mangoni was interviewed by ABC television's Denise Dador on 5/5/11 to discuss the use and safety of
herbal supplements in infants and children. He advised caution when using these supplements.
Dr. Mangoni was featured in the Pasadena Star-News to discuss the importance of childhood
immunizations in preventing serious diseases. This article appeared on 8/19/10 in the
Dr. Mangoni spoke with ABC TV's Health Specialist, Denise Dador, on April 28, 2010 during the evening
news regarding the importance of childhood immunizations. He was also part of ABC's Healthy
Kid Hotline that evening which answered viewers important pediatric questions.
Dr. Mangoni is currently working on his second published book. It will be available at all major
book retailers and online at www.amazon.com. This book will be a science fiction novel for
teenagers and is titled, THE SPY FROM SPACE.
Dr. Mangoni hosted the television series, TEEN TALK LA. The program was broadcasted twice
per week in Pasadena, La Canada and Altadena, California on Charter cable channel 56 and
was simulcasted worldwide on the internet. Important issues that teens face on a daily
basis were discussed.
Dr. Mangoni spoke on 2/2/10 with health specialist, Denise Dador, on ABC TV in Los Angeles to
discuss the undocumented link between immunizations like MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
Dr. Mangoni was seen on 8/24/09 during the evening news on ABC TV in Los Angeles to discuss the
correct use of safety seats in infants. He was interviewed by health specialist, Denise Dador.
Dr. Mangoni apeared again on ABC TV in Los Angeles, CA on 4/29/09 to help answer important
questions from viewers regarding the Swine Flu epidemic. He also answered questions
from ABC TV Health Specialist, Denise Dador, on how to avoid catching the Swine Flu.
Dr. Mangoni was featured in Good Houskeeping magazine's October 2008 issue on page 103. He
discussed issues about a new candy containing caffeine and whether it is more trick than
Dr. Mangoni appeared again on ABC TV on 7/1/08. He spoke with ABC Health Specialist, Denise
Dador, about what to do if your child is a "picky" eater. He also gave the reasons
children become a "selective" eater and the solutions to combat this common problem.
Dr. Mangoni appeared on ABC TV on 4/23/08 and 4/24/08 to answer important parenting issues.
ABCTV Health Specialist, Denise Dador, and Dr. Mangoni discussed the fact that infants
sleeping in the same bed with their mothers are at increased risk of dying from SIDS (Sudden
Infant Death Syndrome).
Dr. Mangoni has been a columnist for THE MAGAZINE. You will want to read these informative
and timely articles for parents. Archived copies can be read at www.TheMagazineLL.com
Dr. Mangoni spoke with host, Bill Turner, of CKLQ 880 AM in Brandon, Manatoba, Canada on 3/31/09.
The one hour show featured call-in questions and answers of important parenting concerns. The
issues dealing with the epidemic of childhooh obesity were the show's focus.
Dr. Mangoni was featured on Charter cable channel 56 during a live one hour call-in show televised
in Pasadena, La Canada and Altadena, CA on 3/11/09. The show was called TALK ABOUT
PARENTING (www.talkaboutparenting.org). Dr. Mangoni and the engaging host, Shirlee Smith,
talked about the important issues parents face on a daily basis. Excellent questions were answered
by Dr. Mangoni during the live call-in segment. The show simulcasted worldwide on the
Dr. Mangoni had an interesting discussion on 12/23/08 with Dave Chaffin of KGAB 650 AM in
Cheyenne, Wy. Dr. Mangoni answered the question of when to tell children about the truth of
Santa Claus and gave parents various ways to tackle the holiday stresses that affect most families.
Dr. Mangoni talked with hosts Beth Larsen and Allen Tibbetts of WGMG 102.1 FM in Athens, GA
on 12/10/08. They discussed if it is fair to always blame parents for their kids bad behavior.
Dr. Mangonil talked with Sonja Vaughn on KTLR 890 AM in Oklahoma City, OK on 11/30/08. The
issue of safety and how to avoid childhood violence was discussed during this interview.
Dr. Mangoni was interviewed by Brooke Belson of KRCN 1060 AM in Denver, CO on 11/25/08 on the
Brooke and Woody Show. They discussed how parents should discipline their kids without
loosing their temper and feeling stressed.
Dr. Mangoni talked with John Brown and Victoria Babu of KTRS 550 AM in St. Louis, MO on
11/25/08. Issues of substance abuse in adolescence were discussed during the lively
Dr. Mangoni was interviewed 11/20/08 on The Rude Awakening Show in Ocean City, MD on WOCM
98.1 FM. He had a lively discussion with the hosts to discusss the characteristics of
Fox Sports Radio presented a lively discussion with Dr Mangoni on 10/28/08. This interview
discussed issues regarding childhood obesity on 1450 AM radio in Lexington, VA with the show's
host, Jim Bresnahan.
Dr. Mangoni was interviewed on 10/22/08 on the Kevin & Taylor radio show in Atlanta, GA on 104.7 FM.
Issues regarding the avoidance of giving several new candies with caffeine to children were
Dr. Mangoni was invited back by Peter Holder to his radio show, Holder Tonight, on 10/8/08 in
Montreal, Canada on CJAD radio. Dr. Mangoni discussed the question: WILL TODAY'S
MOLLYCODDLED TOTS BECOME TOMORROW'S DRUG-ADDLED TEENS?
Dr. Mangoni was interviewed by the popular nationally syndicated radio host, Kim Iverson, on 9/12/08.
During the 20 minute show, Your Time with Kim, timely issues of divorce and obesity in children
were explored and helpful suggestions were given to parents across the United States.
C.B.S. Radio invited Dr. Mangoni back for an eighth radio interview on 8/13/08. He joined popular hosts
Susie Jones and Eleanor Mondale of the Mondale & Jones Show of WCCO Radio in Minneapolis,
MN. They explored the problems that parents face daily.
Dr. Mangoni attended a charity event on Sunday 4/6/08 to aid six most worthy causes for children
and their families. The event in Los Angeles was IDOL GIVES BACK and is set to raise over
100 million dollars for these needy families all over the world. You can still donate online at www.americanidol.com. Those also in attendance were Brad Pitt, Mariah Carey, Maria Shriver,
Reese Witherspoon, Gloria Estefan, Ryan Seacrest, Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson,
and the American Idol Contestants. Please donate to this important cause!
Dr. Mangoni talked with John Counsell of CFRA News Talk Radio, 580 AM, in Ottawa, Canada on 7/8/08.
The lively 45 minute interview included great questions from call in listeners.
Dr. Mangoni spoke with Ed VerShure of WHTC 1450 AM in Holland, MI. The question of whether it
is alright to bribe children to modify their behavior was discussed. Great questions were raised
by calls from the listening audience on 6/25/08.
Dr. Mangoni talked with Ed Banker from radio station, WZNZ 1460 AM, in Jacksonville, FL on 5/22/08
at 8:30 PDT. Great questions were answered regarding parenting in the 21st. century.
WGEM Radio, 105.1-FM, interviewed Dr. Mangoni on 5/23/08 in Quincy, IL. Important parenting issues
were discussed that were relevant to all parents.
Dr. Mangoni discussed the important question "IS IT OKAY TO BRIBE YOUR CHILDREN?" with
with Phil Blair on 4/28/08 on the popular radio show, KEDO IN THE MORNING, on 1400 AM
in Longview, WA.
Host, Mimi Stoneburner, of BODY TALK on K-TIP 1450 AM Radio in Porterville, CA talked to
Dr. Mangoni on 4/19/08. Many parenting tips and solutions to problems were discussed during
the 60 minute interview.
Dr. Mangoni spoke with Susie Jones of the Mondale & Jones Show of WCCO 830 AM Radio in
Minneapolis, MN on 3/3/08. They both explored the difficulties parents face during and
after a divorce.
The February '08 issue of THE MAGAZINE featured another article by Dr. Mangoni. Dr. Mangoni
discussed dieting and childhood obesity. He was also a guest columnist in the magazine's
December '07 issue discussing tips on how to better communicate with children.
Host, Mary Jane Popp, of KAHI 950 AM Radio in Auburn, CA talked with Dr. Mangoni on 2/5/08 about
the pediatric issues parents face each day. The epidemic of childhood obesity was the focus
of their 25 minute conversation.
C.B.S. Radio invited Dr. Mangoni back for a THIRD radio interview on 2/4/08. He discussed the
important pediatric topics contained in his new book with hosts Eleanor Mondale and
Susie Jones of the Modale & Jones Show of WCCO 830 AM Radio in Minneapolis, MN.
Host, Ed VerShure, of WHTC 1450 AM Radio in Holland, MI spoke with Dr. Mangoni during a 20 minute
interview about the epidemic of childhood obesity. Dr. Mangoni gave radio listeners important
suggestions to help with this growing problem affecting many children and adults.
Host, Scott Cluthe, of SIRIUS Radio Channel #114 invited Dr. Mangoni to a timely discussion of the
important topics contained in his book. The 45 minute interview on 1/17/08 included great
questions from radio listeners across the United States.
C.B.S. Radio show, Mondale & Jones, of WCCO 830 AM in Minneapolis, MN invited Dr. Mangoni
back for another interview to talk about the topic, Should Parents of Obese Children be
Held Responsible? Popular Hosts, Eleanor Mondale and Susie Jones, engaged Dr. Mangoni
in a lively 20 minute discussion on 1/9/08 to answer this question.
Gary Doyle, host of 570 News in Ontario, Canada, welcomed back Dr. Mangoni for another radio
discussion on 1/4/08 regarding the disturbing trend of childhood obesity. Important
questions were asked of Dr. Mangoni by the excellent host, Gary Doyle.
Rick Barber, host of KOA 850 AM radio in Denver, CO, discussed childhood obesity with Dr. Mangoni
in a 1 hour interview on 1/3/08. The top parenting concerns were also discussed during the
An important newspaper article featured Dr. Mangoni's comments regarding a new California ban
on smoking while in a vehicle containing anyone under 18. This smoking ban took effect 1/1/08.
The article appeared 12/31/07 in the Pasadena Star-News and San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
Lou Kelly, host of WCRN 830 AM radio in Worcester, MA, welcomed back Dr. Mangoni for another
45 minute interview on 12/28/07. They explored the important topics of divorce, obesity,
attention deficit disorder, and parental communication skills as discussed in Dr. Mangoni's
C.B.S. Radio talk show host, Susie Jones, of the Mondale and Jones Show on WCCO 830 AM in
Minneapolis, MN interviewed Dr. Mangoni on 12/24/07. A provocative discussion regarding the
topic of when to tell your children the truth about Santa Claus was explored.
Don Dubuc, host of WWL 870 AM and 105.3 FM radio in New Orleans, talked with Dr. Mangoni about
timely issues affecting children and how the holidays may cause increased stress with
families and children. Dr. Mangoni answered a number of excellent questions from radio
listeners on 12/22/07.
Lou Kelly, host of WCRN 830 AM radio in Worcester, MA, interviewed Dr. Mangoni on 12/21/07 and
discussed a variety of important pediatric issues affecting children in the 21st century
during the 45 minutes.
Peter Holder interviewed Dr. Mangoni on 12/20/07 on CJAD 800 AM radio in Montreal, Canada.
The 30 minute interview discussed how to reveal the myth of Santa Claus
with your children.
Corey Carter and Laura Peterson, radio hosts of KBMX 107.7 FM in Duluth, MN, welcomed back
Dr. Mangoni on 12/12/07 for another interview on their popular morning show, Mix 108
Mornings. They discussed the important topic of childhood obesity.
Dr. Mangoni shared a lively conversation of important parenting concerns with Dr. Jerry Brodlie, chairman
of the department of pysychology at Greenwich Hospital of Yale New Haven Health in Greenwich, CT,
and co-host, Doug Prescott. The 60 minute interview aired December 9, 2007 on the syndicated
Lifestyle Talk Radio Network in Stamford, CT.
Jack Ebling of WILS 1320 AM radio in Lansing, MI engaged Dr. Mangoni in a stimulating live interview
on 12/5/07 regarding the common problems parents face. The everyday pitfalls of parenting
"On The Bookshelf > Good Reads," Pasadena Star-News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Whittier
Daily News, 11/4/07: An article featured Dr. Mangoni along with a recommendation to read
his new book, Avoiding the 15 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make.
Justin Kibbe, Managing Editor and Associate Publisher of THE MAGAZINE, asked Dr. Mangoni
to be a guest columnist in the December '07 issue. Dr. Mangoni offered tips on how to
better communicate with your children.
Dr. Mangoni was interviewed on WMAC 940 AM radio of Macon, Georgia on 11/19/07. Several
contemporary issues about childhood discipline methods were discussed during the 20
Dr. Mangoni was interviewed on KLFD 1410 AM radio of Litchfield, Minnesota on 11/13/07.
Host, Aaron Imholte, and Dr. Mangoni discussed during the lively 20 minute interview ways
parents can have less stress and more confidence when dealing with their children.
Dr. Mangoni was engaged in a 35 minute interview on 10/15/07 on KOLE radio in Beaumont, Texas.
The host was nationally known radio personality, Dominick Brascia, of News Radio Fox.
Dr. Mangoni was interviewed on 10/11/07 for a 20 minute radio discussion concerning the topics
featured in his newly released book. The host was Gary Doyle of 570 News in Ontario, Canada.
Dr. Mangoni was interviewed on Clear Channel Radio, KBMX 107.7, in Duluth, Minnesota on 10/9/07.
The hosts of the show were Corey Carter and Laura Peterson. He talked about the pediatric
issues discussed in his book, Avoiding the 15 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make.
Dr. Mangoni receives a distinguished award from the City of Pasadena's Immunization Coalition
for his dedication to maintaining high quality standards. The event was held at the Pasadena
Civic Auditorium on 5/23/07 and ABC television's Health Specialist, Denise Dador, was the MC.
City of Pasadena's Health Department invited Dr. Mangoni to attend a meeting with President Carter's
wife, Rosalind Carter, to discuss immunization target rates for children. Rosalind Carter
began a program when she became First Lady to insure that children were current with their
immunizations by age two. 1/12/05
Cholesterol Concerns, Pasadena Star- News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Whitter
Daily News, 3/22/04: Coronary artery disease is the No. 1 killer in the United States. The
build up of cholesterol in the arteries can begin during childhood according to Dr. Mangoni.
Infant Formula Goes Organic, Los Angeles Times, 5/12/03:
Dr. Mangoni says that regular infant formulas made from cow’s milk proteins don’t
contain significant amounts of antibiotics or other harrnful chemicals.
A Kid's Best Shot: Vaccinations, Pasadena Star-News, 8/20/01:
Immunizing your children is one of the most important events in their young lives. It's extremely
important because you can prevent a variety of illnesses said Dr. John Mangoni.
For Some Teens, Warnings Carry No Weight, Los Angeles Times, 10/2/00:
Dr. John Mangoni, head of pediatrics at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, says
he used to counsel overweight children infrequently, but it is now part of his daily practice.
They come in after writing down everything they eat for a week, he says, and what they eat is
hamburgers, pizza and ice cream.
Fast Food, TV Affect Kids’ Fitness, Pasadena Star- News, 1/00:
Dr. Mangoni said that kids are more overweight now than they ever used to
be. They are more sedentary and not being pushed out to exercise.
Does Your Child Have A lot Of Energy Or A More Serious Disorder?, Pasadena Star- News, 6/22/98:
The ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) child will often be
observed shifting from one uncomplicated task to another and will find it
difficult to follow instructions. Interrupting conversations and bothering
others who are playing quietly is also very common as noted by Dr. Mangoni.
Where Do You Draw The Line?, Pasadena Star- News, 4/27/98:
When a child becomes disinterested in attending a practice or game, or shows
signs of weakness or exhaustion, it is time to take a look at all the activities on
his or her plate and evaluate whether the child is involved in too many things.
Determining how many sports your child should play at one time can be
difficult especially if the little athlete is enthusiastic and motivated to play
everything as discussed in this article featuring Dr. Mangoni.
Former Olympian Encouraging Others To Go For The Goals, Foothill Leader, 5/16/87:
Dr. John Mangoni, a volunteer with the American Cancer Society, gives a
seminar with Peter Vidmar, winner of two gold medals in the
Health Symposium, San Marino Tribune, 4/30/87:
Certain types of cancer are a particular threat to men. Dr. Mangoni states that changes
in lifestyle, health, fitness and eating habits can make a difference in preventing
Test Kit Identifies Strep In Minutes, Los Angeles Daily News, 2/4/87:
Symptoms of strep throat are scratchy sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, puss
on the tonsils and enlarged tonsils. If children get strep throat, they can have
102 or 103 degree fevers according to Dr. Mangoni.
Olympian Stumps For Seat Restraints, Glendale News Press, 12/4/84:
The man behind the safety campaign was Dr. John Mangoni, a pediatrician
at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena. He asked Olympic
gold-medalist, Bart Conner, at a UCLA exhibition to donate his time with
the child safety-seat campaign.