Why do you think the risk of death is so high for people who have recently lost a spouse? Why might remarriage lower the risk?
In what ways do people face the prospect of their own death?
Please allow some of my ideas to guide you:
First, when assessing why risk of death is so high for people who have recently lost a spouse and why might remarriage lower the risks, I feel that the emotional distress caused by the bereavement is highly linked to the living spouses' physical health declines. Because I definitely see a link between emotional and physical heath, the stress associated with the grieving process hurt people physically as well ...
This posting lists reasons for the connection between grief and spousal loss.