May Market Perspective
April saw solid performance in the U.S. equity markets with all three major indices reaching all-time highs. The Dow gained 2.78% while the S&P 500 posted a strong return of 5.34%. The NASDAQ, after recent downward pressure in the technology sector, bested the month gaining 5.43%. The international markets also performed well in April. The MSCI EAFE index (Europe, Australia and the Far East) gained 3.01%, while the MSCI Emerging Markets index increased 2.5% despite considerable volatility.

Health and Wellness for Our Clients
Skin Cancer Awareness Month
Melissa Martin, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Certified Pilates Instructor
With summer right around the corner and May being Skin Cancer Awareness Month, this is the perfect time to review all the ways we can protect ourselves from sun exposure. 20% of Americans will develop skin cancer and the best thing we can do is to spread awareness about prevention and early detection.

Improving Your Balance with Physical Therapy
Ryan Hastie, PT, DPT, CSCS

Balance is the ability to maintain one’s center of mass of its base of support. The human body’s balance system works through a constant stream of input from the brain, inner ear, eyes and the joints and muscles in the body.

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