Robert Zemeckis’s recent film Flight, about a talented but flawed commercial airline pilot (played by Denzel Washington) is discussed on both the realistic and allegorical levels, showing the relationship between the contemporary plot and the fifteenth-century morality play, The Summoning of Everyman. Evidence for and against the different kinds of interpretation is identified and discussed. The film forces the main character to make a series of progressively more difficult and significant ethical decisions about drugs, alcohol, friends (true and false), lovers, and personal atonement that challenge him. The audience must make an interpretive decision between the possible levels of meaning.
At-home phototherapy devices for the treatment of acne have emerged as an appealing
treatment option and as an effective adjunct treatment to existing modalities. The
principal goal of the study was to determine the changes in the number of inflammatory
lesions in acne patients. Methods: Patients received instruction for daily at-home
use of Silk’n Blue device for 12 weeks. Follow-up visits were conducted at 1 and 3 months to collect data.
Results: Fifteen subjects with mild to severe cases experienced improvement over
the course of the trial. The decrease in mean inflammatory acne counts (from 41.26
to 24.46) and mean percent reduction (41.8%) were statistically significant (p < 0.001). Some participants experienced percent reductions as great as 67%. No
adverse events were recorded. Conclusions: The Silk’n Blue device is a safe and
effective modality for at-home treatment of mild, moderate, and severe inflammatory
acne vulgaris with proper use.